Italian Deputy Foreign Minister: “Southern Gas Corridor is strategically important not only for Italy, but also for the whole Europe”

Italian Deputy Foreign Minister: “Southern Gas Corridor is strategically important not only for Italy, but also for the whole Europe”
# 16 December 2013 10:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. “The ceremony that will take place in Baku tomorrow is very important, because it will summarize the long and complicated process,” said Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Marta Dassù while commenting on the ceremony, where the final investment decision will be likely made on the second phase of "Shah Deniz" gas field exploitation in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, APA reports. She said that Italy is interested in TAP project: “Southern Gas Corridor is strategically important not only for Italy, but also for the whole Europe as a project diversifying European gas supplies. Therefore, tomorrow is a significant day.”


Dassù said that the Italian delegation will be represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino at the ceremony.


The Deputy Minister noted bilateral relations had been established between the two countries, Azerbaijan is supplying oil to Italy and underlined that they want to expand relations in other fields (health, agriculture, etc.).

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