Greece, Azerbaijan discuss sale of DESFA's shares

Greece has assured Azerbaijan of a "positive attitude" towards the cooperation of the sale of a package of shares.

Greece, Azerbaijan discuss sale of DESFA's shares

World Bulletin / News Desk

Greece and Azerbaijan discussed the sale of a package of shares of DESFA gas transportation system operator to SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan), according to an article in Trend today.

The sale of the shares was discussed at a meeting of Greek Minister Panos Skurletis with SOCAR Energy SA Greece director general Anar Mammadov, the ministry of industrial reform, environmental protection and energy of Greece said.

During the meeting the minister stressed the positive attitude of the government in the field of energy cooperation with Azerbaijan.

On the same day Skurletis met with Ian Bradshaw, the managing director of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) consortium, Michael Hoffman, the external affairs director and Rikard Scoufias, TAP Country Manager for Greece.

The sides reviewed the technical issues and agreed to hold a meeting soon to discuss and resolve the remaining issues to intensify the further actions that will allow beginning the design work for TAP in Greece.

Greece’s government is considering the sale of 49 percent share in DESFA to SOCAR.
SOCAR won a tender in December 2013 on the sale of the 66 percent share in DESFA for 400 million euros.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2015, 11:51
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