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SOCAR, LUKoil to expand cooperation in Azerbaijan

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President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev and President of LUKoil Vahid Alakbarov have met, Report informs.

SOCAR Vice President for Investments and Marketing Elshad Nasirov and Chief of Investment Department Vagif Aliyev attended the conference.

The meeting focused on long-term cooperation between LUKoil and SOCAR, praised the participation of LUKoil in projects implemented in Azerbaijan, and discussed the continuation of collaboration in Nakhchivan and Goshadash structures.

Alakbarov said LUKoil was interested in expanding existing cooperation. The participants held talks on the company's possible participation in other oil and gas exploration fields and production in Azerbaijan.

LUKoil has been operating in the oil and gas sector of Azerbaijan since 1994. The company has a 10 percent stake in each of the Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline projects. Also, in January this year, the two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the exploration block covering the promising structure "Nakhchivan" in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, as well as "Caspian-Guba" and "Goshadash" in the shallow part of the sea. Besides, LUKoil participates in the retail fuel market in Azerbaijan.

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Bahar Muradova meets with Jordanian ambassador

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Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women, and Children Bahar Muradova met with the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Azerbaijan, Sami Asem Ghosheh, on January 21.

The committee told Report that Bahar Muradova expressed her gratitude for the meeting initiative and noted that cooperation between the two countries has historical roots.

The committee chairperson added that these relations were developing steadily and created opportunities for the further advancement of existing cooperation between the relevant agencies of the countries.

Informing about the historic victory of Azerbaijan, Muradova expressed hope that the position of both the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation during the 44 days of the hostilities will continue in the post-war period. She expressed confidence that friendly relations will play an important role.

Expressing gratitude to the committee chairperson for the warm reception, Ambassador Sami Asem Ghosheh noted that the friendship between the two nations laid by National Leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and Jordan's leader, the late King Hussein further strengthened owing to the sincere brotherhood between head of the Azerbaijani state Ilham Aliyev and King of Jordan Abdullah bin Hussein II.

The diplomat stressed that friendly and fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Jordan are based on common traditions and Islamic values and underlined the importance of developing cooperation between our countries in the issues of family, women, and children, just like in other areas. Citing the projects implemented by the committee in this field as an example, Ambassador Ghosheh stressed his country's interest in holding joint events with Azerbaijan in the coming years.

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Footage from Kendyeri village of Kalbajar region

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Defense Ministry has released a video footage of the Kendyeri village of the Kalbajar region.

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Fatih Dönmez: “Turkey and Azerbaijan are negotiating new projects”

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About 9.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas have been transported via the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP).

Report informs referring to the Turkish media, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez said.

According to him, 4.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas was transported via TANAP in 2020: "On the one hand, TANAP provides significant support to the security of our country's natural gas needs, and on the other hand, it has become a leading provider of European demand. The strategic importance of TANAP and Azerbaijani gas will increase together with the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

The minister said that 24 percent of Turkey's natural gas imports last year fell to Azerbaijan. "We are cooperating in projects that will ensure the safe use of Azerbaijani natural gas, as well as projects that will deliver this gas to international markets."

Dönmez noted that new projects are being discussed between Turkey and Azerbaijan, especially in the fields of technology, education, and energy: "Work has already begun in this regard."

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