“We consider the European gas market as one of our top priorities,” Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the 1st-panel discussion titled “Achievements and Challenges in Delivering Concrete Results to Citizens” at the conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership Program.
He said that this project is a geostrategic project as EU officials say.
“The work to transport gas from the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe continues. TANAP has already been put into operation. The first gas is to be delivered to Europe next year after completion of the TAP project. But the Southern Gas Corridor is not the end of the story. It is intended to be extended in the next 10 years up to the Balkans. Negotiations are underway on doing this via interconnectors or pipelines.”
“Another important area of our partnership is transport links. Azerbaijan has put into operation the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway that will connect the west with the east. We also work on various opportunities to connect the south and the north,” E. Mammadyarov said.