Southern Gas Corridor: Vice-President Šefčovič attends ministerial meeting in Baku

Diversifying Europe’s energy imports is a key objective of the European Energy Security Strategy. In this context, the Southern Gas Corridor is a major initiative to bring Caspian and Central Asian gas resources to European markets. To drive this process and enable gas flows from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia towards Europe by 2020, the Southern Gas Advisory Council has already met twice, in 2015 and in 2016. During today’s third Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku, Azerbaijan, Vice President Maroš Šefčovič meets with Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan; as well as with various high-ranking officials of countries involved in the Southern Gas Corridor, including Greece, Italy and Turkey. “Energy Union delivers. By 2020, we will have gas flowing through the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe; further diversifying our energy supplies. Building the Energy Union is not an end in itself. It is a huge modernisation programme for Europe, benefiting young Europeans, entrepreneurs and mayors across the continent“, said Vice-President Šefčovič ahead of today’s meeting.