Iran Displays Interest in Nabucco Project: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister
Azerbaijan, Baku / TrendCapital/ Iran displays an interest both towards Nabucco project and other projects that will be realized in the region, Alirza Sheikh Attar, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, said to a press-conference in Baku on 5 June.
"Yet we have not received an official suggestion to attend the project 'Nabucco'. If there will be an official request, we will consider it," he said.
The Nabucco gas pipeline will ensure the gas delivery via the Mediterranean and Caspian Sea to Europe via Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Austria. Nabucco will transport gas from Azerbaijan and Central Asia to the EU. Initial supplies will commence in 2013. The cost of the project is estimated at $7.4bln. EU. The gas from Central Asia to Nabucco may be delivered via the planned Tran-Caspian pipeline.
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