Dan Brouillette: "“Southern Gas Corridor” has important role in energy security”
- 22 November 2019
On the sidelines of his visit to the US, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov has met with Dan Brouillette nominated by Donald Trump to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ministry of Energy told APA-Economics.
During the meeting, the contribution of the cooperation in the field of energy, as well as the continuous support of the US to the energy projects implemented by Azerbaijan to the development of relations between the two countries, regional and global security have been discussed. Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov hailed that continuous support by the US to the implementation of giant infrastructure and Energy Security Project “Southern Gas Corridor” was praiseworthy.
According to the information, the reform process in the energy sector was touched upon at the meeting. The order of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the acceleration of reforms in energy sector " dated May 29, 2019, were mentioned as main strategic document which provides fundamental changes in the energy sector and the development of renewable energy, efficiency of energy and proposals on the transition to a liberal market model and information on the work done were brought to the attention.
Dan Brouillette highly appreciated numerous global energy initiatives of Azerbaijan integrating to the world since the time of signing of “Contract of Century”. Emphasizing the important role of “Southern Gas Corridor” in the energy security, the US official noted the potential support and assistance of his country in connection with this project and Azerbaijan's new energy policy course.