Michael Fallon: We support Azerbaijan in the implementation of Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, TANAP and TAP projects

Michael Fallon: We support Azerbaijan in the implementation of Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, TANAP and TAP projects
# 10 July 2014 11:54 (UTC +04:00)

Leader of the TANAP and TAP projects is Azerbaijan and the European Union and UK support Azerbaijan in this regard, UK Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon told journalists in Baku, APA reports.

Fallon said that the UK wishes the Trans-Caspian project to be realized soon. He said that Azerbaijan can benefit more from the Trans-Caspian project as a transit state.

“I hope that Central Asian countries will also play an active role in the implementation of these projects. These projects will contribute to the development of the Caspian Sea, political and economic strengthening of the participating countries and integration with the European Union”, he said.

As for Russia’s objection to the Trans-Caspian project, Fallon noted that a series of sanction were imposed against Russia related to the Ukrainian crisis and Moscow was clearly warned that it should change the attitude to the neighboring countries. “Just due to these threats the EU states want to relatively reduce its dependency of Russian natural gas”, the Minister added.

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