Italian Foreign Minister: Cooperation with Baku is Rome's priority

Italian Foreign Minister: Cooperation with Baku is Rome's priority

Italy is interested in expanding the Southern Gas Corridor, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told Trend.

"In terms of energy security, the creation of TAP has proven to be a far-sighted endeavor in the current juncture...TAP strengthened our role as a regional gas hub in Europe, while ensuring greater competitiveness for our businesses and benefits for consumers in terms of reduced energy prices," he said.

"Our energetic partnership with Azerbaijan has grown over the years. Strengthening it is a priority for the Italian government. That can surely happen with the expansion of the Southern Gas Corridor...Azerbaijan is one of our main energy partners. It is our first oil supplier, and now also the third supplier of natural gas. Energy therefore represents a crucial aspect of our bilateral cooperation," the Italian minister said.

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