Azerbaijan invites Turkic states to join process of turning Karabakh, Eastern Zangezur into green energy zone

Azerbaijan invites Turkic states to participate in the process of turning Karabakh and Eastern Zangezur into a green energy zone, the country’s energy minister said on Thursday.

Minister Parviz Shahbazov made the remarks while speaking at the 3rd meeting of the minsters in charge of energy of the member and observer states of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), News.Az reports.

The minister noted that boosting Azerbaijan's energy cooperation with the EU, along with the expansion of energy security projects, such as the Southern Gas Corridor, as well as the project for the supply of green energy from Azerbaijan, has given a new impetus to energy cooperation between the Turkic states.

Shahbazov added that the annual transportation of 1.5 million tons of Kazakh oil to world markets via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, the launch of new projects with Uzbekistan, as well as the signing of a document on cooperation in the energy sector with Turkmenistan in a trilateral format, are of great importance for strengthening cooperation between the OTS countries.


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