Burkina Faso interested in expanding energy cooperation with Azerbaijan

Baku, November 15, AZERTAC

A delegation led by Azerbaijan’s energy minister Natig Aliyev has visited Burkina Faso, SOCAR’s press service said.

The country is interested in development of mutual relations with Azerbaijan, in particular, in energy sphere, said the President of Burkina Faso’s Parliament Salifou Diallo during the meeting with Azerbaijani delegation in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

SOCAR Vice-President for Investments and Marketing Elshad Nasirov and management of the Azerkimya Production Association and SOCAR Trading Company also took part in the meeting.

“It was noted that the diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Burkina Faso were established in 2004 and currently, are being conducted within such organizations as the United Nations (UN), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as the African Union (AU), where Azerbaijan has an observer status,” the press service said. “Currently, there are wide prospects to develop cooperation.”

During the meeting, Natig Aliyev spoke about Azerbaijan’s energy strategy, regional and international projects being implemented at the initiative and with the participation of the country.

“Azerbaijan plays an important role on the global energy market as one of the main exporters of oil and gas,” Natig Aliyev stressed.

Salifou Diallo, for his part, noted that Burkina Faso is a major importer of energy and is interested in expanding ties with Azerbaijan, including in the energy sector.

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