The US is closely following the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project, and its support by Washington remains stable and long-lasting, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta said at a meeting with Energy Minister Natig Aliyev.
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan.
Cekuta asked about the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor. Aliyev noted the satisfactory level of work on the Shah Deniz-2 project, the expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of TANAP, and expressed concern over some difficulties with the implementation of the TAP project in Italy, which could affect the launch of the Southern Gas Corridor.
The Minister highly appraised the position of the Minister of Economic Development of Italy Carlo Calenda on the issue of the construction of the TAP and noted that the holding of the third meeting of the Consultative Council on the Southern Gas Corridor gave impetus to speeding up the work and promoting the process.
Cekuta, in turn, said the implementation of the project Southern Gas Corridor is under the close attention of the United States and the support of his country for this project remains stable and long-lasting.
According to the report, during the meeting the parties also discussed Houston conference on offshore technologies, which will be held in early May, cooperation in the energy sector, energy security issues and the situation in the world energy market.