"The United States has an interest in supporting the delivery of Azerbaijan's energy supplies to Europe and beyond," said US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger at the Regional Energy Security Symposium held at ADA University, APA reports.
"As energy markets become more integrated, the security of critical infrastructure and supply routes has become increasingly important.
Over the years, Azerbaijan, together with its commercial and strategic partners, has built resilient energy infrastructure.
This includes our own partnership on Azerbaijan's Oil Platform Defense Project. This $ 21.5 million initiative provides training and maritime equipment to Azerbaijan's State Border Service.
This enables our Azerbaijani partners to better protect their offshore assets from potential threats.
Energy distuptions of any kind can raise major challenges. As we saw this past year with the pandemic, shocks to energy markets are often unforeseeable and can have a lasting impact," noted Ambassador.