Presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey attend opening ceremony of Star Oil Refinery (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
An inauguration ceremony of the Star Oil Refinery has been held in the city of Izmir, Turkey.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the ceremony.
The Azerbaijani and Turkish presidents first viewed the refinery’s area from the terrace.
The heads of state viewed the management office.
The presidents were informed of the work carried out at the Star Oil Refinery.
They then posed for photographs.
The opening ceremony started with the screening of a video highlighting the historic importance of the Star Oil Refinery.
The opening ceremony included speeches from President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez, Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also made speeches at the event.
The heads of state then inaugurated the refinery.