"Contract of the Century gave a new breath and strength to us" - President
President Ilham Aliyev also mentioned importance of Shahdeniz contract, spoke about BTC, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum, Baku-Novorossiysk and Baku-Supsa projects.
“The most modern drilling plants have been installed in Azerbaijan, platforms have been built and black gold has turned into a human capital. Oil revenues were used effectively. Azerbaijan’s oil brought stability and development to the country. Oil and gas factor will play a great role in the future of the country”, he added.
President Aliyev spoke about 23-year operation of BP in Azerbaijan: “BP-SOCAR cooperation is a model for many countries. As a partner, BP plays an active role in the leading projects. SOCAR has already become an international company and makes investments in foreign countries. Currently, the Southern Gas Corridor is being implemented. The works are carried out under the schedule”.