A list of participants in the official ceremony of opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main export oil pipeline has been publicized, Trend reports citing the Turkish media. Over 45 Presidents, Foreign Minister and Energy Ministers from 30 countries will participate in a grand ceremony in Ceyhan on 13 July, Trend reports.
In particular, the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Georgia, the U.S. Assistance Energy Secretary J.C. Shell, the US Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Steven Mann, the second US Assistance Energy Secretary Karen Alderman Harbert, and an official of the U.S. Department of State Daniel Sullivan will be in attendance.
The issue on the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin is still open. the exact list of participants also includes the British Assistant PM, John Prescott, Foreign Minister Christine Lagarde, the Prime Minister of Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus, Ferdi Sabit Soer, the Foreign Minister of Northern Cyprus, Serdar Denktash, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Serbian Energy Minister Radomir Naumov, the Serbian Minister for Oil, Gas, Mining and Energy, Slobodan Sokolovich, the Albanian Minister for Trade and Energy, Gench Ruli, the Saudi Minister Ali Al-Naimi, the Greece Minister for Development, Dimitris Siufas, the Yemeni Minister for Oil and Mining, Khalid Mahfoudh Bahah, the Israeli Minister for National Infrastructure Benjamin Ben Elizer, a representative of The International Energy Forum, Arne Walther, the Estonian Minister, Urmis Paet, the Jordanian Energy Minister, Azmi Mohd Mustafa, a European Commission commissar on energy issues, Andris Piebalgs, the Secretary General of the energy Charter, Andre Marner, the Morocco Minister for Energy and Mining, Muhammad Boetaleb, the Syrian Minister for Oil and Mining, Sufian Al-Alao, the Italian Minister for Economic Development, Pierr Louggi Bersani, the Nigerian State Minister, Ahmed Abdulkhamid, the Polish Minister for Economy, Piotr Grzegorz Wozniak, the Georgian Foreign Minister, Gela Bezhuashvili, the Georgian Minister for Energy, Nika Gilauri, the Latvian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis, the Omani Oil and Gas Minister, Muhammad bin Khamad al Rohmi, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Daniyar Usenov, the Sudan Minister for Energy and Mining, Avad Ahmed Jazz, the Moldova Minister for Industry and Infrastructure, Vladimir Antosin, the Austrian Federal Minister for Economy and Labor, Martin Bartenstain, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister for Industry and Energy, Natik Aliyev, the Azerbaijani Finances Minister, Samir Sharifov, Adviser to the Azerbaijani President on Energy Issues, Ali Asadov, First assistant to the Czech Foreign Minister, Yaroslav Bast, the Kazakh Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Bakhtikozh Izmuhametov, the Pakistani Minister for Natural Energy and Natural Resources, Amanuallah Khan and Jadun.