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Azerbaijani gas projects discussed in Athens

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Representatives of SOCAR and BP have met with Dimitris Mardas, Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece for International Economic Affairs, in Athens, reported Greek Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting the sides have discussed positive sides of the Southern Gas Corridor project, which will be used to export Azerbaijani gas to Europe, including the European section of the project Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP). The pipeline is important for the local communities from the view point of creation of new jobs.

SOCAR delegation has again announced its intention but shares of DESFA, operator of Greek gas distribution network.

 Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece said that the Greek government encourages and supports foreign investments. He also especially emphasized role of the Southern Gas Corridor in safeguarding Europe’s energy safety.

            The meeting was attended by Georgios Tsipras, General Secretary for International Economic Affairs and Development of the Ministry, and Rakhman Mustafayev, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Greece.

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