Burkina Faso interested in expanding energy co-op with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Burkina Faso is interested in development of mutual relations with Azerbaijan, in particular, in energy sphere, said President of Burkina Faso’s parliament Salifou Diallo.
Diallo made the remarks during his meeting with Azerbaijani delegation led by the country’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR said in a message Nov. 14 that SOCAR Vice-President for Investments and Marketing Elshad Nassirov and management of the Azerkimya production association and SOCAR Trading company also took part in the meeting.
“It was noted that the diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Burkina Faso were established in 2004 and currently, are being conducted within such organizations as the United Nations (UN), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as the African Union (AU), where Azerbaijan has an observer status,” said the message. “Currently, there are wide prospects to develop cooperation.”
During the meeting, Natig Aliyev spoke about Azerbaijan’s energy strategy, regional and international projects, which are being implemented at the initiative and with the participation of the country.
“Azerbaijan plays an important role on the global energy market as one of the main exporters of oil and gas,” said Aliyev.
Salifou Diallo, for his part, noted that Burkina Faso is a major importer of energy and is interested in expanding ties with Azerbaijan, including in the energy sector.
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