MP: Gas discovered in "Absheron" field has great economic and political significance

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 11 / Trend M. Aliyev /

The discovery of big gas reserves on the Absheron field will enhance the role of Azerbaijan in Europe's energy security, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense, MP Aydin Mirzazade told Trend.

He said that discovering big gas reserves on the Absheron field has great political and economic importance.

Mirzazade said that this event is one of the greatest achievements for 20 years of Azerbaijan's independence.

"As a partner, transnational companies trust Azerbaijan," he said. "Such company as Total returns to the project, which was once closed."

MP stressed that the discovery of this field will enhance the role of Azerbaijan in Europe's energy security.

He said that the discovery of big gas reserves on the Absheron field will allow introducing new technologies in Azerbaijan, creating new jobs, developing science and technology.

"There are such projects in different countries," he said. "However, sometimes, these projects create national problems, rather than develop the country. I think that President Aliyev's political and economic course of policy will contribute to such achievements as the discovery of the gas field "Absheron"."

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev on Friday announced about the discovery of big gas reserves on the "Absheron" field in Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

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