Turkey hopes for achievement of mutual understanding with Azerbaijan on energy projects: FM
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 22 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Turkey hopes for achievement of mutual understanding with Azerbaijan on several energy projects, Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Baku. I hope that this issue will be solved," Davutoglu told media on October 22.
Baku and Ankara discuss transit of Azerbaijani gas through Turkey to EU countries. Moreover, price for gas from Shah Deniz field is being discussed. At present, it is sold to Turkey via South Caucasian gas pipeline.
Turkish foreign minister is in Baku to participate in BSEC's council of foreign ministers.
"Turkey highly appreciates its and Azerbaijan's participation in BSEC. We appreciate Azerbaijan as a strategically important country in the sphere from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea," Davutoglu said.
He said that BSEC is an important organization given rapprochement of its participants' economies.
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Turkey will be represented by foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov, Rumiana Jeleva and Ahmet Davutoglu. During the meeting the Russian delegation will be headed by the first deputy foreign minister Andrey Denisov. Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine will be represented by deputy foreign ministers of these countries, Albania - by secretary general of the foreign ministry, Moldova - by state minister.
The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization is the inter-governmental organization uniting 12 countries of South Balkan. BSEC was set up on May 1, 1999. The organization was established on the basis of the Agreement on Black Sea Economic Cooperation dated June 25, 1992. Headquarter of the organization is situated in Istanbul. BSEC members include Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.