BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 4
As soon as Albania completes its gas distribution network, Albania also will be a recipient of Azerbaijani gas, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) Advisory Council, Trend reports.
"Of course, we need to look to the future and I am sure that during today’s session participants will discuss traditional areas of cooperation, our future plans, because as we all know demand for additional source of gas is growing. At the same time, to address issues related to renewable sources of energy, and Azerbaijan actually is doing a lot with respect to its “green energy” policy. As I said, demand for gas from new sources is growing. Azerbaijan, after the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor managed to increase its export to international markets, including, European markets. Last year Azerbaijani export of natural gas was 19 billion cubic meters, 8.5 to Turkiye, almost 7 billion to Italy and the rest to other members of the team-Georgia, Greece, Bulgaria. I am sure that as soon as our member of our team Albania completes its gas distribution network. Albania also will be a recipient of Azerbaijani gas. And also, we can underline the fact that at today’s meeting we have more countries and companies present than last year. And we have new participants and they show that Azerbaijani gas is needed for new markets. And we are ready because Azerbaijan has always been a reliable supplier of energy resources to international market," the head of state said.