The key role that Greece can play in the energy security and supply of the Balkans and Europe due to its position, both with the infrastructures (Revythoussa, Alexandroupoli) and with the joint ventures in which it participates as a bridge with Africa, such as the electrical interconnection of Greece – Egypt, was underlined during a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
Mitsotakis met with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Sofia, before the opening ceremony of the Greece-Bulgaria IGB interconnector pipeline.
According to government sources, the two leaders conducted a comprehensive overview of bilateral relations and analyzed the prospects for further development of economic and trade cooperation, with an emphasis on the energy sector.
During the meeting, they stressed the importance of the TAP pipeline passing through Greece for the diversification of Europe’s energy supply sources and the role of the “Southern Corridor” in the policy of the European Union to strengthen energy security and promote energy “green” transition, as well as the strategic cooperation of the two countries.
Regional and international developments with an emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean and Ukraine were also discussed.