Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
Azerbaijan hopes that at the latest stage Croatia and other countries of the Balkans will join the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev making statements for media with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Baku Oct. 24.
“Today we also discussed cooperation in the energy area, which is very promising. And we are already partners,” said Ilham Aliyev.
Croatia participated in the second Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor, which took place this February in Baku, he reminded.
“We have a memorandum of understanding between our countries on the project related to the gas delivery to Europe,” added President Aliyev. “The Southern Gas Corridor project is a global project of energy security, and Azerbaijan as a leading country is playing a very important role. This role, by the way, is appreciated and referred to in the memorandum between EU and Azerbaijan on strategic partnership in energy area.”
The president said the Southern Gas Corridor project is already a reality.
“Implementation of the project is on time, and I hope that at the latest stage Croatia and other countries of the Balkans will join this important project of energy security and diversification, the project of cooperation,” he noted. “Today seven countries are already members of the team, if I may say so. I think that several countries including Croatia will soon join it.”