Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 /Trend/
Azerbaijan is a major energy player in the region and a key partner for the European Union, EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger said to an international forum in Odessa, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
"I was pleased to meet President Aliyev in Baku in April. I can confirm that our co-operation is built on solid foundations, underpinned by clear mutual interests," said Oettinger.
"The participation of Azerbaijan in the Eastern Partnership is a historic milestone and by signing the Southern Corridor Declaration in Prague, Azerbaijan has confirmed its critical role and commitment to building bridges to the EU. We are following closely the award of gas from Shah Deniz-2. The Commission has long underlined its interest in a strategic allocation of gas from Shah Deniz-2 that allows the Southern Gas Route to develop," he noted.