Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan to expand its gas export opportunities (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 30
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli.
Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli recalled his previous meeting with President Ilham Aliyev and with the satisfaction noted the fact that Azerbaijan is an observer of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
He said that Bolivia will host a summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in 2017 and invited Azerbaijan to the event.
President Aliyev highlighted that over the recent years, important events took place in Azerbaijan’s energy sphere, in particular, in the development of gas fields.
It was noted that the work on Shah Deniz-2 project is carried out successfully and a significant growth in gas output is expected in Azerbaijan in the coming years.
The president said also that gas output is expected to start within the Absheron project in the near future.
Thus, Azerbaijan will considerably expand gas export opportunities in the future, he added.
The parties also exchanged views on issues related to trends in gas and energy markets, Azerbaijan's cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and ways to increase the efficiency of gas exports, based on these options.