Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss Gas discovery in Black Sea


DM Monitoring

BAKU: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov phoned Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, media reports with reference to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the phone conversation, Bayramov conveyed sincere congratulations to Turkey on the discovery of a rich gas field in the Black Sea.
The ministers emphasized that Turkey, which is recognized as a reliable transit country in the world energy market, will henceforth act as an important energy producer and thus make a significant contribution to energy security in the region.
During the phone call, the FMs expressed confidence that the largest natural gas discovery in Turkey’s history will serve the well-being and progress of the Turkish state and people.
The ministers noted that the effective development of the strategic partnership between the two friendly and fraternal countries will continue in the future.
Meanwhile, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey.
“Dear Mr President,
Dear Brother,
On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and the brotherly people of Turkey on the occasion of the discovery of the biggest natural gas reserves in Turkey`s history,” Azerbaijani president wrote.
“Turkey has made another important step in the field of energy security. The development of this gas field will benefit the brotherly people of Turkey. The discovery of this field also demonstrates Turkey’s industrial potential and rising power,” the head of state said.
“Azerbaijan and Turkey have for many years been successfully implementing huge energy and transport projects.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum, TANAP, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars projects provide new opportunities for our countries and peoples, strengthening Azerbaijan-Turkey partnership,” President Ilham Aliyev wrote.
“I am convinced that other exploration projects being currently implemented by Turkey will be successful too.