European energy diversity important in context of Ukraine events, British minister says

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 9

By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:

UK Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon, who will embark on a visit to Azerbaijan today, said his visit is an important opportunity to stress the importance of the Southern Gas Corridor.

"This visit is an important opportunity to reinforce the importance of the Southern Corridor pipeline and the significant role it will play in ensuring Britain's security of energy supply," Fallon said, according the Facebook page of the British Embassy in Azerbaijan.

"Increasing the diversity of the European energy mix is particularly important in the context of current events in Ukraine," the British minister stressed. "The recent series of UK ministerial visits to the region underline the value we place on pushing ahead with this key infrastructure project."

Minister Fallon will start a visit to Azerbaijan today, on July 9. He is expected to meet with the Azerbaijani leadership and officials during the visit.

The Southern Gas Corridor will be discussed during Minister Fallon's visit.

The visit will last until July 11.

Edited by CN

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