Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received a US delegation led by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources Robin Dunnigan.
President Ilham Aliyev described the organization of ministerial meetings of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku as a good tradition. Stressing the importance of these meetings in terms of practical discussions, the head of state hailed this as a sign of successful execution of the project.
The head of state said a lot has been done so far, adding that the project is approaching its final phase. President Ilham Aliyev underlined the significance of Robin Dunnigan’s attending the third Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council due to take place in Baku tomorrow, describing this as the US government’s consistent support for the project.
Dunnigan thanked President Ilham Aliyev for hosting the third Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. She said the meeting is vital to considering the issues relating to the execution of the project.
Dunnigan stressed the significance of the US delegation’s attending the event, describing this as the new US government’s evident support for the Southern Gas Corridor project and Europe’s energy security.
They discussed the execution of the Southern Gas Corridor project, reiterated the importance of the next meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku, and expressed their confidence that the US government will continue to support the project.