Newsfeed

Robert Kocharyan and Levon Ter-Petrosyan in a Foreign Policy Accomplishments Competition

Gagik Tsarukyan to step down as chairman of Prosperous Armenia Party and to renounce his deputy mandate

British Film Festival 13th Love Edition to be held in provinces of Armenia

Ex-foreign minister Vartan Oskanian and others to announce their withdrawal from Prosperous Armenia Party at tomorrow's PAP congress

Head of Heritage Faction: EPP resolution on Armenian Genocide is the result of victory over party interests

Kiro Manoyan: EPP resolution on Armenian Genocide unprecedented by its contents

First president of Armenia to receive life pension

Levon Zurabyan: Armenian special services spend resources on spying on oppositionists rather than on collecting data about Azerbaijan

ArmInfo's Survey: Belarus and France will be represented at highest level at events timed to Armenian Genocide Centennial

Armenian Parliament amends Law on Turnover Tax in first reading

Edward Nalbandian: Armenia has submitted a Genocide Prevention Resolution to UN Human Rights Council

Russian Railways: Events in Ukraine have reduced flow of passengers using Russian Railways' services

Press: Naira Zohrabyan to head Prosperous Armenia Party

Russian Railways: Fluctuation of currency rate must not have any significant impact on railway tickets in CIS

The 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission kicks off in Yerevan

Media outlets: Prosperous Armenia Party collapsing

Mass Media: President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will submit draft constitutional reform in two weeks

World-Known Pianist Evgeny Kissin is to Perform in Yerevan

Beeline Smart - one of the Most Sold Phones in Armenia

Eurovision-2015: Mary-Jean O'Doherty Vasmatzian the Fifth Participant of "Genealogy"

Nairit Plant employees threaten to sit on hunger strike unless their salaries are paid

Armenian Culture Ministry elaborates a law "On Cinematography"

RF Prosecutor General: Valery Permyakov cannot be transferred to Armenia, as he is a citizen of Russia

Gagik Mkrtchyan: Our country not only can but also should develop industrial production

Access to ACBA-ONLINE system now possible through Token APP

Armenian soldier killed on Line of Contact

Beeline Opened a New Sales and Service Office in Sevan

Zhirayr Sefilyan does not want to comment on Levon Ter-Petrosyan's statements

Comrades-in-Arms of Albert Safaryan have been Detained Based on the Case of the Soldier's Suicide

Karine Danielyan: Oil and gas prospecting near Sevan will be devastating for the lake

Gallup: 43% of Armenia's citizens consider unemployment to be the most topical problem

GALLUP: Top three brightest oppositionists in Armenia: Zaruhi Postanjyan, Raffi Hovannisian and Nikol Pashinyan

Yerevan to host 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission

Assassination of Hrant Dink was a crime of forethought

NKR Defense Army repels another sabotage attack by Azerbaijan: two Armenian soldiers killed

NKR Defense Army servicemen neutralize three Azeri soldiers

Levon Ter-Petrosyan: ANC cancels all 15 rallies to be held till April 24

Bako Sahakya urges sooner investigation of incident near Berdzor

Levon Zurabyan: It is a Misfortune for Armenian Citizens to Have a parliament Speaker Like Galust Sahakyan

Central Bank of Armenia responds to criticism of those against toughening of the CBA's new requirement to commercial banks' minimum total capital

Orange introduces more convenient conditions for prepaid customers

Beeline Launched Services "Russian 20" and "Russian 35"

Mammadyarov: decision on gas export route will be made in 2013

  • Tuesday, January 15, 13:35

Baku. Energy cooperation has become one of the main topics of the talks in Baku between the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Norway - Elmar Mammadyarov and Espen Barth Eide.

Speaking at a press conference, Mammadyarov said the year 2013 marks the decision to authorize the project "Shah-Deniz-2", in which the Norwegian company Statoil is also involved. He recalled that they have already decided to implement the project TANAP (Trans-Anatolian pipeline), which by 2018 will ensure the delivery of Azerbaijani gas to the borders of the EU.  In 2013, they will have to select one of the two routes for the further flow of gas to the European markets - TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) and Nabucco West, with destinations in Italy or Austria.  Noting that decisions will be made by the energy companies, Mammadyarov noted the geo- strategic importance of the projects.

On the question of a Norwegian journalist on a delay in the implementation of "Shah-Deniz-2" due to the rising costs of the project, Mammadyarov said that offshore projects are initially expensive and participants take this into account.

Mammadyarov said in the second half of the year, "decisions will be made on all these issues." Eide for his part noted the interest of Europe in Azerbaijani gas. However, he stressed that the decision on the export pipeline to Europe will be accepted by the companies on the basis of terms and conditions. According to him, Azerbaijan is considered as an important source of diversification of gas to Europe.

The talks focused on the discussion of geopolitical issues, including the situation in Iran. Eide noted with satisfaction that the geopolitical priorities of Azerbaijan coincide with the interests of Norway.

 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields