Georgia Prefers Azerbaijani Gas to Russian Georgian Premier

Politics Materials 20 December 2006 13:20 (UTC +04:00)
Georgia Prefers Azerbaijani Gas to Russian  Georgian Premier

On December 20, Zurab Nogaideli, the Georgian Premier, said at a meeting of the Georgian Government, that the neighboring Azerbaijan will become the major gas supplier of Georgia, Trend Special Correspondent in Tbilisi reports.

Georgia refuses the Russian gas and prefers Azerbaijan instead.

Mr. Nogaideli said that Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili will join the talks on the Azerbaijani gas supply to Georgia on December 20.

The issue on delivery of natural gas supply to Georgia will be resolved shortly.

All details of the agreement on obtaining part of Turkish share of Shah Deniz gas will be coordinated during the President's visit to Turkey, the Premier informed. Georgia will start receiving Shah Deniz gas starting from the end of the week.

The Premier said that the country's authorities had been working over diversification of delivery of energy resources over several months and these are definite successes.