“The Republic of Moldova intends to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of natural gas supplies,” the country’s Energy Ministry noted in a press release published after the meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor.
It was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, and attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova Andrei Spinu, reports noi.md
If last year’s meeting was held online due to the pandemic, this year, in addition to the Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister, EU commissioners, high-ranking officials from the United States, Great Britain, Turkey, Georgia, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Turkmenistan participated in the meeting.
On the sidelines of the forum, Andrei Spinu met with Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov, who noted that his country has the potential to increase Azerbaijani gas exports and expand the Southern Gas Corridor. Azerbaijan is ready to initiate a dialogue on this issue with interested parties, the source notes.
For his part, Andrei Spinu informed the Azerbaijani minister about the state of gas supplies to Moldova, noting the prospects of Moldovan-Azerbaijani cooperation in this area.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the most impressive projects of the 21st century, consisting of four sections – Shah Deniz-2, the South Caucasus Oil Pipeline, TANAP and TAP gas pipelines. Ministerial meetings of the Advisory Council of this project are convened annually in Azerbaijan.