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Tillerson: US to continue supporting SGC implementation - UPDATED


President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Istanbul.

 

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul.

 

The head of state highlighted the work done under the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project.

 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted that his country will continue supporting the realization of the project.

 

President Aliyev asked Tillerson to extend his gratitude to US President Donald Trump for the congratulatory message on the occasion of the opening of the 24th International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference. The head of state described this message as the US' support for Azerbaijan's energy policy, particularly the Southern Gas Corridor project.

 

Tillerson hailed Azerbaijan's contribution to the peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan, as well as the country's role as a logistics and transport corridor in these operations.

 

They also discussed the issues relating to the political and economic reforms being implemented in Azerbaijan, as well as democratic development.  

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