By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan and Romania have discussed priorities of energy
collaboration, such as gas supply from Azerbaijan and transmission
of renewable energy through the Black Sea submarine line, Azernews
The discussions took place during a meeting between Azerbaijan's
Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov and Romanian Energy Minister
Virgil-Daniel Popescu on the margins of the 5th Romanian
International Gas Conference.
'We discussed with my counterpart @vpopescu68 the priorities of
our energy collaboration such as gas supply from Azerbaijan and
transmission of #RE through the Black Sea submarine line.
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary, and Romania have great partnership
opportunities for #GreenEnergy,' Parviz Shahbazov twitted .
During the meeting, satisfaction was expressed for Romania's
cooperation with Azerbaijan on crude oil, oil, and petrochemical
products for many years. The parties assessed the activity of
SOCAR's 69 petrol stations in 26 regions of Romania as an indicator
of beneficial bilateral energy relations.
The sides exchanged views on the activities of the working group
and the preparation of the feasibility study of the project, noting
that the project will contribute to the access of the Eastern
European market to affordable electricity by connecting the
Georgian energy system to the Romanian and European energy
Additionally, they emphasized that the development plans for
both the Southern Gas Corridor and the green energy corridor will
add strategic importance to the Azerbaijani-Romanian Energy
Azerbaijan and Romania are cooperating in various spheres of the
economy. The two countries established diplomatic relations on June
19, 1992. The embassy of Romania in Azerbaijan was opened on
November 3, 1998, and the embassy of Azerbaijan in Romania on May
The trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $215.5
million in 2021, with exports amounting to $120.5 million, and
imports to $94.9 million.
Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews' staff journalist; follow her on
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