Azerbaijani, Poland Presidents to Negotiate in Vilnius

Politics Materials 9 October 2007 17:33
Azerbaijani,  Poland Presidents to Negotiate in   Vilnius

Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Aghayeva / Azerbaijani and Poland Presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Lech Kaczynski, will negotiate in Vilnius, Lithuania, within the energy summit to take place from 10 to 11 October, Poland Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Krzysztof Krajewski, said on 9 October.

The Presidents are expected to exchange their views about actual issues of bilateral cooperation, to discuss prospects of energy cooperation.

Aliyev and Kaczynski will visit Lithuania on the invitation of the Lithuanian President, Valdas Adamkus, who initiated the energy summit.

The conference will touch upon energy security issues and the fundamental principles of the EU's foreign energy policy, Adamkus previously said to Trend. "We try to find new ways of mutually beneficial cooperation among major energy producers, consumers, and transit countries," he said.

According to Adamkus, the key issues on the agenda of the conference will be trans-Atlantic energy dialog, energy cooperation among EU, Russia, Caspian and Baltic Sea regions, as well as development of Baltic energy strategy.

The Prime Ministers and Ministers of Baltic and Black Sea countries, as well as NATO and EU representatives, will be in attendance.

Prospects of oil and gas transit from the Caspian Sea and Middle Asia to Europe will be considered at the conference. Baltic countries are interested to have Caspian gas as an alternative to Russian gas.