President Aliyev: National security of countries impossible without energy security
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
Currently, the energy security is coming to the fore in the world and everyone understands that it is impossible to talk about the national security of countries without energy security, said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.
He made the remarks speaking at the opening of the 23rd International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference and the 6th Caspian International Power and Alternative Energy Exhibition. The events kicked off in Baku on June 1.
The countries which are not rich with energy resources are naturally dependent on other resources, said the president.
Ilham Aliyev went on to add that Azerbaijan always had a goal to use the energy factor for intensifying the cooperation and has never used its potential for other purposes.
"We have had a desire to intensify the cooperation and ensure stability in our neighborhood, so that this stability would make it possible for us to implement the transnational projects, improve the welfare of Azerbaijani people and increase the power of our country," added the president.
There are no disagreements over the issues discussed in the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, because, all interests - the interests of producing countries, Azerbaijan, transit countries and consumer countries - are ensured there, President Aliyev underscored.
"We can reach our goal only by reconciling these interests. If one of the three parties pursued only its own interests, we wouldn't achieve success. It is a very good example," he added.