Greece, Azerbaijan have discussed the acquisition of shares of the company DESFA by SOCAR and construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Greece. Energy Minister of Greece Panos Skurletis and SOCAR Energy SA Greece director general Anar Mammadov held discussions at the meeting.
Panos Skurletis expressed readiness to support the new government of two countries cooperation in the energy sector.
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.
According to the information, the issue of acquisition of DESFA may be delayed until the end of 2015, as the issue currently on the Board of Directors of the European Commission.