EU and Azerbaijan reinforce energy cooperation
May 16, 2022

EU and Azerbaijan reinforce energy cooperation

On 13 May, senior European Commission officials and Azerbaijan government representatives met to discuss energy issues in line with the EU-Azerbaijan Energy Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 

The meeting was co-chaired by Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Director for Energy Policy, Strategy and Coordination at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, and Elnur Soltanov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It aimed to reinforce cooperation in the energy sector with a view to underpinning the respective energy transitions, while strengthening energy security.

In addition, a dedicated meeting took place to discuss ongoing gas cooperation and prospects for increasing export volumes of Azerbaijani gas to the EU in line with production capacity and expansion scenarios for the Southern Gas Corridor. 

“In a context of heightened global energy challenges, stable bilateral energy relations and cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan are a key factor contributing to competitive, diversified and secure gas supplies,” said a press release from the European Commission. “The EU stressed the importance of secure gas supplies in line with REPowerEU priorities and presented its key energy efficiency measures and its hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe,” the press release said.

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