Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Agayeva / The Swiss Government intends to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in energy and transport sectors. The prospects of cooperation will be discussed in Baku at the beginning of October during a visit of the head of the Federal Department of the Swiss Government Lewenberger, Elchin Amirbeyov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Switzerland, said over the telephone from Geneva on 1 October.
Azerbaijani gas transportation to Europe and the participation of Swiss companies in the project will be a special topic for future talks, the Ambassador said.
"Currently the Swiss energy company Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft Laufenburg AG (EGL) is working on the project on construction of a gas pipeline between Albania and Italy. The gas for the pipeline will mainly be produced in Azerbaijan and Iran. The project is supported by the Swiss Government. The country will head the work of the future corridor for import of natural gas into Europe, which will provide an opportunity to diversify energy supplies," said the Swiss Energy Minister, Walter Stamen.
According to Amirbeyov, as a result of upcoming talks with the Azerbaijani side in Baku there are plans to sign several agreements on development of cooperation in the energy sector. Moreover, an agreement on transport deliveries is also ready for signing, the diplomat said.