Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 / Trend /
UK Energy Minister Lord Hunt will pay a visit to Baku, the British Embassy reported today.
Hunt will arrive to Baku March 3 as part of his visit to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
During his brief visit to Baku, the minister is expected to meet with President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev.
Over the past decade, great projects such as the development of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli and Shah-Deniz fields and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline have turned Azerbaijan into a major world energy supplier, Hunt said.
"The Caspian region countries, including Azerbaijan, have significant reserves of hydrocarbons, which can bring great benefits to European consumers. The dream of bringing Caspian gas directly to Europe is now closer to reality," he added.