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Skrekas: We Are Strengthening Our Cooperation with Azerbaijan in the Energy Sector

October 19, 2022

BAKU, Azerbaijan – The deepening of the bilateral cooperation between Greece and Azerbaijan in the natural gas sector, in the context of the European strategy for doubling the capacity of the south corridor by 10 billion cubic metres per year after 2027, was discussed at Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas’ meeting on Tuesday in Baku with his Azeri counterpart Parviz Shahbazov and with the Azeri Finance Minister Samir Sharifov.

Additonally, Skrekas referred to the significance of the TAP pipeline, which covers 20 percent of Greece’s needs with natural gas from Azerbaijan. “Azerbaijan is an important and credible partner in natural gas supply that can signifantly contribute to the replacement of part of the Russian natural gas imports and to Europe’s security ofsupply,” he said.

Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas’ meeting on Tuesday in Baku with his Azeri counterpart Parviz Shahbazov and with the Azeri Finance Minister Samir Sharifov. (Photo: Twitter/Kostas Skrekas)

Moreover, the ministers referred to the importance of the Greek-Bulgarian IGB pipeline for Greece and for Southeastern Europe, given that the country is becoming a gateway to the European market for natural gas.

“We are strengthening our alliances in the energy sector and intensifying our contacts to ensure Greece’s adequate supply. Our answer to the Russian weaponisation of energy is cooperation, mutual progress and solidarity between the countries,” Skrekas said.

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