Baku, August 13, AZERTAC
“Next year, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of oil production in the Caspian Sea, which represents first offshore oil production,” said President Ilham Aliyev at a press conference held after the ceremony of signing documents at the 5th Summit of the Heads of State of the Caspian littoral states in Aktau, Kazakhstan.
“Of course, over the years of exploitation of the Caspian's oil and gas resources, the Caspian ecology has been affected to a certain extent. But our country is doing its best today to make the Caspian a zone of environmental development and stability.”
“Azerbaijan is making an active and great contribution to improving the environmental situation in the Caspian. The measures our government is taking are aimed at preventing pollution of the Caspian Sea, especially when carrying out oil and gas operations. During the Summit, I already spoke about this and I want to say again that all the oil and gas operations Azerbaijan has carried out in the period of independence comply with ISO international standards,” the head of state added.
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