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European Commissioner Günther Oettinger visits Baku

21 February 2019 , 10:11Neftegaz.RU481

Baku, February 21 - Neftegaz.RU. European Commissioner Günther Oettinger paid a 1-day-visit to Azerbaijan to attend the 5th ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council.


Within the framework of the visit, Commissioner Günther Oettinger signed the Joint Declaration on the South Gas Corridor and made press statements jointly with the Energy Minister of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov, with the participation of the Heads of Delegations attending the Advisory Council Meeting.

Commissioner Oettinger welcomed the signature of the Joint Declaration of the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor «as an important step for the further diversification of energy sources and routes in Europe. The partners should make best use of the new infrastructure and envisage to at least double its capacity as soon as possible.»

In the margins of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council Meeting, the Commissioner had bilateral meetings with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev,  the BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Regions Gary Jones, as well as with the Energy Minister of Turkey Fatih Dönmez and the Energy Minister of Bulgaria Temenuzhka Petkova.



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