Turkey's PM in Azerbaijan to sign gas deal

"Shah Sea-1 Natural Gas Agreement" is expected to be signed during Erdogan's visit.

Turkey's PM in Azerbaijan to sign gas deal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday.

Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydin, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz accompanied Erdogan.

"Shah Sea-1 Natural Gas Agreement" is expected to be signed during Erdogan's visit.

Earlier in the day, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Foreign Minister Celso Amorim of Brazil and Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki of Iran signed an agreement on procedure of nuclear fuel swap deal in Tehran.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was also in Iran, attended the signing ceremony together with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad of Iran and President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil.

Under the agreement, Turkey will be the venue of uranium swap between Iran and and the West.

Iran committed to give the 1200 kg of 3.5 percent enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20 percent enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the U.S., France, Russia and International Atomic Energy Agency, in Turkey.


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