By Ayya Lmahamad
Baku and Brussels have discussed the global energy agenda and
the measures implemented by Azerbaijan toward energy production and
export, Azernews reports.
The discussion took place during an online meeting between
Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov and his Belgium
counterpart Tinne Van der Straeten.
During the meeting, the parties noted that already for a bit
less than two years, Azerbaijan's natural gas is being supplied to
European countries via the Southern Gas Corridor, adding that
according to the updated document on strategic energy partnership
with the EU, increasing the capacity of the project is now a
Moreover, plans to export the wind energy potential of the
Caspian Sea to Eastern Europe were brought to the attention as
another promising contribution to Azerbaijan's energy security.
The parties emphasized the importance of infrastructure
investments and cooperation for both increasing natural gas
supplies and exports of wind energy. In this regard, they discussed
the importance of energy dialogue between Azerbaijan and the
Additionally, the sides exchanged views on the possibilities of
bilateral energy cooperation between the two countries.
Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Belgium were
established on June 17, 1992. The trade turnover between Azerbaijan
and Belgium amounted to $91.4 million in 2021.
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