Ilham Aliyev meets with BP CEO (PHOTO) (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 10
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with Chief Executive Officer of BP Robert Dudley in Istanbul on October 10.
President Aliyev and Dudley hailed the importance of the 23rd World Energy Congress, which is being held in Istanbul bringing together high-level delegates from more than 60 countries. They noted that energy issues of crucial importance will be discussed at the prestigious event.
It was noted that Azerbaijan has an immense interest in the Congress as the country wants to learn from the best world experience and applies high technologies in the development of energy, as well as oil and gas fields.
President Aliyev and Dudley hailed successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and BP.
The sides commended the continuation of work on "Shah Deniz" project on schedule, and the successful execution of joint projects.
They also hailed successful talks on new projects in "Azeri", "Chirag" and "Gunashli" fields.
The sides also exchanged views on Azerbaijan-BP cooperation prospects.