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.
The 9th Azerbaijan-Russia interregional forum started its work in Baku Sept. 27.
The event is aimed at developing trade, economic and humanitarian ties between the regions of the two countries and will become a platform for joint work of Russia and Azerbaijan, including the relevant ministers, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of both countries, the business community and experts.