BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 3. Energy security is really a matter of national security, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the 9th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting and the 1st Ministerial Meeting of the first Green Energy Advisory Council in Baku, Trend reports.
"A lot has changed in the world since the 8th Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor, which was held here a year ago. The world has changed. Energy security issues became more and more important for every country. And as we usually said during the meetings that energy security is really the matter of national security. And all what has been done by our joint efforts with respect to building new routes and engaging new sources now seems to be much more needed than ever before. And it was good that we did everything on time. We did not lose time though there has been certain delays during the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project. But, in general, we were just very committed to complete it as soon as possible and now, by the way, we already talk about expansion," President Ilham Aliyev said.