Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Sofia, before the inauguration of the Natural Gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria (IGB).
The two leaders engaged in a comprehensive overview of bilateral relations and analyzed the prospects for further development of economic and trade cooperation, focusing on the energy sector.
The two sides underlined 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 for strengthening energy security and promoting the energy “green” transition. They also stressed the strategic cooperation of the two countries.
The Prime Minister underlined the key role that Greece can play in the energy security and supply of the Balkans and Europe due to its position, both through the infrastructures it creates (Revythoussa, Alexandroupoli) and through the joint ventures in which it participates as a bridge with Africa, such as the electrical interconnection between Greece and Egypt.
During the meeting, regional and international developments were also discussed with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and Ukraine.