A discussion on Southern Corridor project was held at the US Congress within the group of the Congressional Research of Turkey.
The discussions moderated by former US ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan Ross Wilson, brought together the country`s ambassador to the US Elin Suleymanov, as well as Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Turkey Timur Soylemez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein, and members of the U.S. Congress Cory Gardner and Donna F. Edwards.
Donna F. Edwards stressed the importance of Azerbaijan`s energy resources on ensuring the European energy security.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov briefed the event participants on the current state of energy projects, adding the project of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline as an example of successful implementation.
The diplomat noted the transportation of gas reserves is a priority of Azerbaijan`s energy policy. The ambassador also said Shah Deniz and TANAP projects were essential elements of the Southern Corridor.
Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Turkey Timur Soylemez touched upon the energy policy of Turkey and its exemplary partnership with Azerbaijan in energy field.
Amos Hochstein noted the US government attached great importance to projects South Corridor and TANAP, demonstrating the loyalty to policy of energy security of its European allies, adding that the US would continue its traditional strong partnership with Azerbaijan and Turkey./AzerTAc/