EU: Trans Caspian gas pipeline lacks problems with realization
Azerbaijan , Baku Sept. 21 / Trend A.Badalova /
No legal and ecological problems recorded with the realization of the Trans Caspian gas pipeline, European Union Ambassador to Azerbaijan Roland Kobia said at the third Conference of Gas Infrastructure World Caspian in Baku on Wednesday.
Experts' conclusions state that there are no ecological risks, Kobia said.
He said Azerbaijan makes independent decision, and Turkmenistan and the EU should also take such kind of position.
The Trans Caspian pipeline will be important for Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and EU, and the construction of this pipeline is the matter of only these three parts.
Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, with a length of 300 kilometers, will be laid from the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, where it will be connected to the Southern Gas Corridor. Talks between Turkmenistan and the European Union and other countries on the construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline have been conducted since late 1990s. Its construction is now difficult because of unresolved status of the Caspian Sea.
Edited by G.Dadashova