By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov held meetings with
Greece Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas, Bulgarian
Energy Minister Rossen Hristov, and Turkish Energy and Natural
Resources Deputy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar on the margins of the
5th Romanian International Gas Conference, Azernews reports.
Cooperation with Greece
During the meeting with the Greek minister, the parties
discussed the expansion of the Southern Gas Corridor and natural
gas supplies from Azerbaijan.
They discussed the importance of the energy dialogue and
strategic partnership document signed with the European Union on
doubling gas exports from Azerbaijan to Europe. In this regard,
they emphasized the importance of accelerating the process of
expanding the corridor and providing it with the necessary
They added that this year gas exports to Greece are projected at
1.1 billion cubic meters.
'We discussed cooperation with @KostasSkrekas, Greek Minister of
Environment and Energy, the expansion of the #SouthernGasCorridor,
and the supply of #NaturalGas from #Azerbaijan. This year, our gas
exports to #Greece are predicted to be 1.1 bcm,' Parviz Shahbazov
wrote on his official Twitter page.
Cooperation with Bulgaria
During the meeting with the Bulgarian minister, the development
of bilateral energy cooperation was discussed, and the increase in
gas exports from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria was highly appreciated.
They noted that by the end of 2022, it is planned to export 600
million cubic meters of gas to Bulgaria, which means its 19 percent
of gas consumption will be met by Azerbaijan.
Moreover, they discussed the start of commercial operation of
the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) in October, the supply of
additional gas to Bulgaria, and future cooperation on
'In Romania, we discussed the development of bilateral energy
cooperation with Rossen Hristov, Bulgarian Energy Minister. By the
end of the year, 19% of #Bulgaria's gas demand will be supplied by
#Azerbaijan,' Parviz Shahbazov twitted .
Cooperation with Turkiye
During Parviz Shahbazov's meeting with Alparslan Bayraktar, they
exchanged views on the development of the Southern Gas Corridor and
the joint contributions of Azerbaijan and Turkiye to energy
'We exchanged views with @aBayraktar1, Deputy Minister of Energy
and Natural Resources on the development of the
#SouthernGasCorridor and our joint contributions to
#EnergySecurity,' Parviz Shahbazov wrote .
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