Italy supports TAP project’s quick implementation, says ex-FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
Italy supports the quick implementation of construction project of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which will connect Azerbaijan through Turkey and Albania with Greece and Italy, Franco Frattini, Italy's ex-foreign minister, told reporters March 10 in Baku.
It is extremely important that this project plays an important role from the standpoint of a good example of making efforts and a healthy competition, he said.
This project is very important for the Southern Gas Corridor, which will very soon become a reality, added Frattini.
Speaking about the IV Global Baku Forum, at which he participates, the ex-foreign minister said that this event is important, because it brings together a lot of politicians to discuss modern global issues.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority energy projects for the EU. It envisages transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe through Georgia and Turkey.
The IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" kicked off March 10.
The Forum has been organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in partnership with the Interaction Council, the Club of Madrid, Library of Alexandria, the Club of Rome and World Academy of Science and Culture.
Over 300 delegates from 53 countries attend the forum.
The two-day forum will focus on topical issues such as the role of interreligious dialogue in conflict prevention, migration, multiculturalism, integration and global security. The forum's agenda also includes prospects for energy and global management issues.
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