EU energy commissioner to visit Azerbaijan

Politics News 22 June 2022 11:07
TurkicWorld Daspina Hasanova
EU energy commissioner to visit Azerbaijan

Baku. TurkicWorld:

EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson will visit Azerbaijan in July, TurkicWorld reports.

The announcement was made by the commissioner at the Three Seas Business Forum: ‘Building a Balanced and Resilient Energy Sector in the Three Seas Region' in Riga.

She pointed out that the EU Energy Platform is one of the key drivers of EU effort to diversify.

“The Platform will aggregate EU gas demand, allow us to better and more efficiently use gas infrastructure, like LNG terminals and carry out outreach to supply partners. In terms of outreach to international partners, we are quite advanced with the United States, as well as Norway. Last week I travelled to Cairo where we signed an MoU with Egypt and Israel. I will also visit Azerbaijan in July. At the same time, we have intense contacts with Canada, Qatar, Algeria, and others,” noted Simson.

EU and Azerbaijan are in active dialogue on increasing gas supplies amid the energy crisis. Senior European Commission officials and Azerbaijan government representatives met May 13 to discuss energy issues in line with the EU-Azerbaijan Energy Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In a context of heightened global energy challenges, stable bilateral energy relations and cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan are a key factor contributing to competitive, diversified and secure gas supplies.

Azerbaijan’s gas exports to Europe began on December 31, 2020 with the commissioning of the Southern Gas Corridor comprising of the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion, the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).