Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

62% of TAP pipes in Greece and Albania backfilled

Baku, December 15, AZERTAC

“62% of the pipes needed to build the Albanian and Greek stretch of the TAP have been backfilled,” the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG company said in its Twitter account.

“In Albania and Greece, 765 km line pipes welded and approximately 475 km back-filled,” the company added.

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline will transport Caspian natural gas to Europe.

Connecting with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Greek-Turkish border, TAP will cross Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before coming ashore in Southern Italy to connect to the Italian natural gas network.

The project is currently in its construction phase, which started in 2016.

Once built, TAP will offer a direct and cost-effective transportation route opening up the vital Southern Gas Corridor, a 3500-kilometre long gas value chain stretching from the Caspian Sea to Europe.

TAP will be 878 kilometers in length (Greece 550 km, Albania 215 km, Adriatic Sea 105 km, and Italy 8 km). Its highest point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, while its lowest point will be 820 meters beneath the sea.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Snam (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

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Azerbaijani Deputy FM: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict hinders realization of regional projects among Black Sea States

Kiev, December 15, AZERTAC

“Armenia’s occupation policy hampers the implementation of regional projects among the Black Sea region countries,” said Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadquliyev as he addressed the 37th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) held in Kiev, Ukraine.

The Deputy FM noted that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict undermines effective cooperation among the BSEC member states.

“The ongoing illegal commercial activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories are unacceptable and Armenia must act in compliance with the norms and principles of international law. Official Yerevan, during its presidency of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) must act in line with international laws and regulations, rather than its personal interests and must quit its policy of occupation,” he added.

Armenia has taken over presidency of BSEC from Ukraine.

Emil Huseynli

Special Correspondent

Kiev

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijani Deputy FM: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict hinders realization of regional projects among Black Sea States

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His Excellency Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Dear Nursultan Abishevich,

On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and to all the people of your country on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Independence Day.

Brotherly Kazakhstan has made significant strides in strengthening statehood, as well as in socio-economic and humanitarian spheres, and has become an active and influential member of the world community.

I am confident that Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan inter-governmental relations, our friendship and partnership, which are based on mutual trust, confidence and support, will continue developing through our joint efforts in accordance with the will of our peoples who share common historical past and national and spiritual values.

Dear Nursultan Abishevich, on this remarkable day, I wish you the best of health, happiness, and the friendly people of Kazakhstan everlasting peace and prosperity.

Sincerely,

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 14 December, 2017.

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain

Your Highness,

On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I offer my sincerest congratulations to you and to all your people on the occasion of the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

I believe that friendly relations and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Bahrain will further develop and expand in accordance with the will of our nations.

On this remarkable day, I wish you robust health and happiness, and the friendly people of Bahrain everlasting peace and prosperity.

Sıncerely,

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 14 December, 2017