Azeri, Georgian FMs discuss establishment of Transatlantic energy concept

Politics Materials 22 December 2005 16:09 (UTC +04:00)
Azeri, Georgian FMs discuss establishment of Transatlantic energy concept

“We held good, intensive talks, which touched upon several issues of bilateral cooperation,” Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stated to a briefing on the result of the talks with the Georgian FM Gela Bezhuashvili on Thursday.

According to Mammadyarov, the ministers discussed the conflicts in the region, held exchange of opinions the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and South Osetine conflict, as well as a range of issues of issue concerning the energy security.

The talks focused on interaction under the international relationships in the context of GUAM, outlined the ways for intensifying the activities of the organization under OSCE, UN and other bodies.

The ministers also held exchange of opinion on the New Neighborhood Policy.

Bezhuashvili in his turn said that the discussions in Baku in the context of energy security centered on further cooperation and interactions between the two countries, as well as within GUAM, for establishment of perspectives of transportation of energy resources from the Central Asia to Europe, and use of transit capacities for provision of a security of Azerbaijan and Georgia for long-term perspectives.

“We spoke about an idea on establishment of a Transatlantic energy concept, Bezhuashvili said. He underlined that he regional conflicts should be resolved on common international principles, including inviolability of borders and territorial integrity of the countries.

The Georgian FM said that Georgia intends to discuss with Azerbaijan the transportation of the additional gas and different energy resources.

Along with the Georgian Minister, the Energy Minister of this country is also on a visit to Azerbaijan to hold talks with the relevant bodies of Azerbaijan.