The State Oil Company of
Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is interested in investing in Albania, President of
Azerbaijan, , said at the meeting with the Ambassador of Albania to
Baku, Gent Gazheli.
The Azerbaijani leader stressed the
importance of the joint implementation of the project ‘Southern Gas Corridor’,
and also noted that SOCAR is interested in investing in the Albanian economy as
a whole, local media there reported Sunday.
According to Aliyev, the political ties
between Baku and Tirana are successfully developing and open the mutually
beneficial prospects for the bilateral cooperation.
Gent Gazheli is the new Ambassador of
Albania to Azerbaijan. He presented Friday his credentials to the President of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
After the ceremony of credentials
presentation, the President of Azerbaijan had a meeting with the newly
appointed Ambassador during which Azeri President praised the very good
relations existing between the two countries. According to him, such very good
relations should not exist only in the bilateral terms but also in terms of
economic cooperation and projects in various fields, mainly energy.
On his part, Ambassador Gazheli
expressed maximal commitment to boost the level of economic cooperation,
especially in the framework of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project.
Gent Gazheli also presented his
credentials as the new Albanian non-resident ambassador to Tehran where he was
received by President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The latter said the two countries
have cultural common grounds and Iran is interested to develop ties and help
carry out economic development projects and boost cultural, tourism and
scientific relations with Albania.
Rouhani said that it is necessary to
introduce capabilities and capacities of the two countries to investors and the
public and private companies.
He called for regular consultations and
cooperation between Iran and Albania, saying that exchange of views would serve
to maintain peace, stability in the region and the entire world.
Albanian new envoy, for his part,
emphasized commitment of the Albanian government to promote bilateral relations
in different fields.