Ex-President: Romania is Interested in Energy Co-operation with Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Agayeva / The former President of Romania, Ion Iliesku, said on 27 April in Baku that the South Caucasus Pipeline may be extended to Europe via the Balkans, Austria and Romania, a country interested in co-operation with Azerbaijan on this project.
Iliesku, who arrived in Baku to attend the conference 'Role of media in developing tolerance and mutual understanding', stated that the issue had been discussed with the ex-President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, in Istanbul when he presented his initiatives over the regional project and invited the European countries to join the project. Iliesku stated that Azerbaijan is rich in energy resources, is located in the junction of two energy centers and it would be logical to construct a new route to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe. " Romania has shown great interest in this project, but our financial opportunities are very few," Romania's ex-President said.
Currently Azerbaijani gas is being delivered to Georgia via South Caucasus Pipeline. The fuel is produced from Shah Deniz field. This year it is planned to export the first volume of gas to Turkey via this pipeline.