Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov has said that the new Zangazur corridor, initiated by Azerbaijan, will further enhance the strategic importance of the China-initiated Belt and Road project in the future.
He made the remarks while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference, held in the form of a hybrid conference in China’s Qingdao, on October 18-19, 2021.
The minister noted that Azerbaijan, located on the ancient Silk Road, plays the role of an “important bridge” between China and Europe through the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, the Baku International Sea Trade Port, the International North-South Transport Corridor, and the Trans-Caspian transit corridor.
Shahbazov emphasized that Azerbaijan is an important partner in the development of energy cooperation in this corridor with its globally important energy lines, diversified energy resources, role in ensuring energy security of Europe, and favorable investment opportunities.
He also spoke about…measures that are taken to create a green energy zone on the liberated territories.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Azerbaijan’s city of Fuzuli, recently liberated from Armenian occupation, to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed airport.