Poland interested in Azerbaijani energy resources, processing

April 3, 2014

Europe should take into account Azerbaijan's potential in accordance with the new policy on ensuring security of supply of energy resources, the Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Economy Minister, Janusz Piechociński said, Trend reported on April 2.

"We are well aware, what efforts Azerbaijan applies to the implementation of the project for construction of a gas pipeline through Turkey [TANAP]. Under the new policy on security of energy supplying, Europe needs to take into account the potential of Azerbaijan" Piechociński said at a meeting with Azerbaijani journalists in Warsaw.

Not only cooperation with Azerbaijan in the purchase of natural gas, but also on the construction of the gas pipeline is of greatest interest for Poland, according to the deputy PM.

"Southern Gas Corridor project will be implemented exactly in the form in which it was planned.

All the more, Azerbaijan shares border with Turkmenistan in the Caspian, and the EU and Baku relations should be reviewed considering the interests of Turkmenistan. I want once again to emphasize that we not only count upon the Azerbaijani energy resources. The important question for us is the issue of energy resources processing with the participation of Polish investments in Azerbaijan," he noted.

Copyright: Trend, 2014