EU hopes Azerbaijan will play important role both as producer and transit country: European commissioner
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 26 / Trend E. Ostapenko /
European Union hopes that Azerbaijan will seize the opportunity to play an important double role- both as a producer and a transit country, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in an exclusive interview with Trend European Desk on the eve of her abdication.
"Diversification for us includes not only diversification of transport routes but also of the sources of energy and kinds of energy. Therefore efforts are being made to link up with resources in Central Asia, the Middle East and Iraq in particular. We hope that Azerbaijan will seize this opportunity to play an important double role- both as a producer and a transit country and to our mutual benefit," Waldner said.
She said that the Southern Corridor is one of the priority energy projects of the European Union to diversify its energy sources in the context of a growing demand for imported energy.