BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.30
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The cooperation with Turkey in the energy sector is of particular importance alongside with other spheres, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
“Reliable gas supply to Nakhchivan Automous Republic is one of the issues on the bilateral agenda. In this regard, it is planend to transport some volumes of natural gas supplied from Azerbaijan to Turkey to Nakhchivan via the Igdir-Nakhchivan gas pipeline.
“During the meeting of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on February 25, 2020, both presidents gave instructions to complete the project’s implementation in a short time.
“Necessary measures are being taken jointly with Turkey’s relevant bodies in accordance with the presidents’ instructions. To this end, it is planned to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy and Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on transportation of natural gas from Turkey to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic soon.
“This project will meet the gas demand in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and strengthen its energy security,” he said.
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