Romania and Azerbaijan are deepening their energy ties.
Ziua reported Monday that Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Romania, Eldar Hasanov, said during an interview that common areas of Azeri interest in energy cooperation with Romania include Azerbaijan’s interest in supplying gas for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project.
In discussing Azeri-Romanian relations Hasanov said, “Azerbaijan has become a country that occupies a leading position in the South Caucasus region, from a geopolitical, geostrategic, as well as from an economic point of view. Azerbaijan has an independent, pragmatic, and balanced foreign policy, and it already plays an important role in the world’s oil and gas infrastructure.
“Our country has become one of the world’s important energy centers, and it is ready to contribute to Europe’s energy supply, in the context of the implementation of the Nabucco and Constanta-Trieste projects. We are also playing an active role in the creation of transport corridors such as Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA), North-South, and East-West.
“Azerbaijan is seen as a trustworthy partner, also because it has registered record rises in GDP and economic development over recent years, and the World Bank recognizes Azerbaijan as the country that has reached the most advanced stage of achievement of its economic reforms.”