Czech Republic ready to receive Azerbaijani gas through SGC

Czech Republic ready to receive Azerbaijani gas through SGC

Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic have established sustainable economic relations, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Jan Mladek said at the Azerbaijani-Czech business forum in Baku.

Mladek noted that Azerbaijan is a strategic supplier of oil to the Czech Republic.

"Today these supplies meet about one third of demands of the Czech Republic," he said adding that the Czech Republic is also interested in implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project, which will allow delivering Azerbaijani gas to Europe.

The minister recalled that currently, a major part of Russian gas is delivered to the Czech Republic through Ukraine. He added that prospects of the deliveries via this route are unclear; therefore, the Czech Republic is interested in ensuring new supply sources from Azerbaijan, Iran and other Caspian littoral states in the future, Trend reports.

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