Turkey, US mull energy security cooperation
Ankara, February 17 (AZERTAC). Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz met Thursday with Richard Morningstar, special envoy of the United States Secretary of State for Eurasian Energy to explore prospects for cooperation in energy security issues.
Yildiz told a news conference after his meeting with U.S. envoy that discussions mainly revolved around latest developments in the global and regional energy fields, including energy supplies from Iraq and Azerbaijan as well as pipeline projects in the region
Morningstart pointed out both countries share the same stance on Southern corridor project, regional energy policy and problems concerning Iraq. He said the U.S. administration was hopeful for American participation in construction of the nuclear power plant in Turkey.
On a possible merger of the Nabucco pipeline project with the Interconnection Turkey Greece Italy (ITGI) project, a planned pipeline which will supply natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, Yildiz said Turkey would contribute in anyway to the efforts to maintain European energy security. It is up to Nabucco consortium to decide on the issue.