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Minister: Azerbaijan to take part in ensuring sustainability of region’s energy sector

12 December 2013 [09:45] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijan will participate in ensuring the sustainability of the region's energy sector and will cooperate with Georgia and Turkey, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said on Dec.11 at the opening ceremony of the power transmission line connecting Georgia with Turkey.
The Azerbaijani delegation headed by the minister attended opening ceremony of Akhaltsikhe substation and high voltage power lines, which is a part of the Black Sea transmission network project in Georgia on Dec.11, according to the Ministry.

The delegation that participated at the opening of a substation with 550/400/220 kilovolt capacity and power transmission line with a 400 kilovolt capacity included the head of Azerenergy JSC (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) Etibar Pirverdiyev, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Azar Huseynov and other officials.

Additionally, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz, EU representatives and other senior officials took part at the ceremony.
"Our cooperation has lasted for many years and gets stronger year after year. We are pleased to participate in such cooperation, which is aimed at improving the welfare of our peoples and contributes to the economic development of the region," Natig Aliyev stressed.

The Black Sea transmission network project is a part of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey power bridge project that will allow export of electricity from Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey and further to Europe.



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