Azerbaijani Energy Minister: Karabakh Victory Will Ensure Security of Our Regional and Global Energy Projects
Parviz Shahbazov, Azerbaijani Energy Minister, has commented that the recent Azerbaijani military and political victory in accordance with the norms and principles of international law will ensure stability of energy supply to European and other consumers, following their targeting by Armenian military aggression. The comments were made during the 22nd Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 22nd Ministerial Meeting, according to ‘Azerbaijan in Focus’ reporting Trend News.
He revealed: “Since September 27, several attempts were made to hit the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, the South Caucasus Pipeline, the Western Export Pipeline, the Baku–Novorossiysk oil pipeline, as well as the largest thermal- and hydro-electric power plants in Azerbaijan. Furthermore, high-ranking Armenian officials declared their intention to destroy the Sangachal oil and gas terminal, one of the biggest in the world.
“Stability in the global oil and gas market requires a completely free geopolitical environment. Therefore, the fact that Azerbaijan is ending this conflict after nearly 30 years by restoring justice and its territorial integrity in accordance with international law also serves the aforementioned mutually beneficial purpose. In this regard, the military capitulation of Armenia, resulting in the liberation of our territories from occupation, will also ensure the security and reliability of our regional and global energy projects.”