SOCAR hopes for new Georgian PM’s support
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) hopes for new Georgian Prime Minister's continued support, SOCAR head Rovnag Abdullayev told journalists today.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili introduced Interior Minister Irakli Garibashvili as being his successor to the parliamentary majority and to journalists.
Abdullayev said that earlier SOCAR established cooperation with the new Prime Minister and the company's head sees no problem in continuing this cooperation.
The Georgian new government will be introduced after the president's inauguration on November 17 and resignation of Prime Minister Ivanishvili on November 24.
The Georgian authorities want the new president and prime minister to represent the country at the EU summit on the Eastern Partnership on November 27.
Today, SOCAR is a major supplier of oil products to Georgia, where the company has approximately 100 filling stations. Moreover, the company is supplying gas to Georgia and managing the gas distribution networks in the country.
SOCAR also owns the Kulevi oil terminal. The company is building a carbamide production plant and conducting considerable work in Georgia's social area.