Azerbaijan`s Minister of Energy meets with President of 77th Session of UN General Assembly
Baku, March 3, AZERTAC
Azerbaijan`s Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov has met with President of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Csaba Kőrösi, who is on a visit to Baku to participate in the Summit-level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group in response to COVID-19.
Providing information about Azerbaijan's rich oil history and modern energy strategy, Minister Shahbazov spoke about the work done in the direction of energy transition in Azerbaijan and strategic targets for renewable energy. The minister emphasized that Azerbaijan, one of the few countries that has fully ensured energy security at the expense of internal resources, and as a reliable partner, also contributes to the energy security of neighboring countries and the region.
At the meeting, the steps taken towards the new goals declared at the COP 26 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to 40% in Azerbaijan and creating a net zero emission zone in the liberated territories were brought to the attention.
During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on a number of issues arising from international cooperation.