Baku to host SGC Advisory Council’s 3rd meeting in February
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Maksim Tsurkov
Baku will host the third meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) on Feb. 23 with the consent of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, the Energy Ministry told Trend Jan. 24.
The ministry said that several meetings and discussions were held in connection with the organization of the Advisory Council’s next meeting.
“The list of the meeting’s participants has been determined, invitations for participation in the meeting have been sent to energy ministers of countries involved in the Southern Gas Corridor [Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Albania and Bulgaria], Balkan countries, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, heads of international financial institutions and representatives of other interested parties,” said the ministry. “The meeting’s initial program and agenda have already been prepared.”
The SGC Advisory Council held its first meeting on Feb. 12, 2015, and the second meeting on Feb. 29, 2016.
The Southern Gas Corridor envisages transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region to Europe via Georgia and Turkey.
The gas will be exported through expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline.