Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

President Ilham Aliyev attends ministerial meeting as part of SGC Advisory Council

President Ilham Aliyev attends ministerial meeting as part of SGC Advisory Council

Energy Minister Temenujka Petkova will participate in the fourth meeting of the Consultative Council for the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor, which is held today in Baku.

"Washington supports the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor Project as it needs a strong Europe as a strategic partner".

Ministers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey will also attend, as invitations were extended to the heads of the energy ministries of the relevant EU Member States, partner countries. and global financing institutions. The US has always supported energy security projects. "We'll feel safer when SGC starts to supply Europe with energy in 2020".

The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority energy projects for Georgia as it ensures Azerbaijani gas delivery through Georgia and Turkey to Europe.

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"The gas to be produced as part of the Stage 2 of development of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field is considered as the main source for the Southern Gas Corridor projects".

The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority projects for the European Union and provides for the transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region through Georgia and Turkey to Europe.

During the ministerial meeting Kumsishvili also met Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak and his counterpart from Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev.

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