Syria intends to buy Azerbaijani gas in mid-2011
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 29 / Trend U.Ismayilova /
Syria is going to start importing natural gas from Azerbaijan from the middle of 2011, Syrian Oil and Natural Resources Minister Sufian Al-Alao said at the first Azerbaijani-Syrian intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation. The agreement on this issue has already been achieved, he added.
"The work on the connection of gas transportation systems of Turkey and Syria [for supply of the Azerbaijani gas] is underway," Al-Alao said.
Al-Alao said Syria plans to import 1-1.5 billion cubic meters of the Azerbaijani gas per year.
Gas supplies to Syria would open the Azerbaijani fuel path through the pan-Arab gas pipeline to other Arab countries and further through the ports of the Mediterranean to Europe.
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