Over three billion cubic meters of gas were transported via the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) to Turkey from July 2018 to date, Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov said at the opening of the International Energy Charter Forum in Baku.
"2020 will be the year of the diversification plan that Europe has sought to implement over the years. The transition of the chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference to Azerbaijan during this period is an indicator of the appraisal of the strategic role of the Southern Gas Corridor and confirmation of the country's contribution to the achievement of such priority goals as diversification and decarbonization in this part of the continent," Trend cited the minister as saying.
Shahbazov added that the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is nearly 90% complete.
The four-session International Energy Charter Forum is dedicated to the development of renewable energy and technology, the use and regulation of renewable energy, the promotion of energy efficiency, the sharing of best practices and regional security experience.
The forum is attended by top ranking officials from 13 countries, including Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Austria, China, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Spain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi and Yemen, as well as representatives from 42 international organizations, local and foreign energy companies.