Azerbaijan’s proposals are connected with the physical security of pipelines (oil and gas). Azerbaijan asked technological assistance from NATO referring to the potential threats to the energy infrastructure in the Caspian Sea, and the territories of Georgia and Turkey, through which the pipelines pass.
“NATO has no concrete plans on the physical security of energy infrastructure in the partner countries. The proposals on priority directions in ensuring energy security of the Alliance members can be considered and estimated” – NATO experts underlined.
Analyzing the potential threats to the energy infrastructure in the Caspian basin-South Caucasus region, NATO experts said that the states located in this region and participating in the projects, are capable of fighting against these threats. But the forecasts on the usage of energy as the main weapon in the fight among the states in the near future don’t rule out the appearance of serious threats in the above-mentioned direction.