Baku, October 25, AZERTAC
Croatia is looking forward to transportation of Azerbaijan's natural gas to Balkan countries via Ionian Adriatic Pipeline, said Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who is on an official visit in Azerbaijan, as she met with SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullayev.
She underlined the importance of the Croatia-initiated Ionian-Adriatic Gas Pipeline project in ensuring energy security of Europe, especially Balkan countries. President Grabar-Kitarovic said her country looked forward to the transportation of the Azerbaijan's natural gas to Balkan countries which will be followed by completion of the TANAP and TAP- the South Caucasus Pipeline projects and IAP's connection to this network.
Rovnag Abdullayev hailed Azerbaijan's contributions to Europe's energy security and diversification of the continent's gas transport infrastructure. He highlighted the course of the implementation of TANAP and TAP-the South Caucasus Pipeline projects, which comprise the segments of the Southern Gas Corridor, due to transport the Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe.
Saying SOCAR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a project for the construction of the future Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline with Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Abdullayev hailed the importance of the step in terms of regional energy security and diversification.