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Azerbaijan invites new countries to join North-South energy corridor project

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27

By Azad Hasanli - Trend:

Interested countries can join the North-South energy corridor project, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Energy Minister Samir Valiyev said.

He was speaking at a round table meeting “Industry and Energy: Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation”, held as part of the 9th Azerbaijan-Russia interregional forum in Baku.

“We believe that it would be good to build a new power transmission line to strengthen cooperation with [Russia],” the deputy minister said. “The negotiations are underway in this direction. This project will serve to the creation of a new North-South energy corridor.”

He reminded that the deputy ministers of Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran met to discuss this issue, and a relevant protocol was signed.

“This is a very promising direction,” he added.

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