Agreement on TAP construction to be signed in February

4 Fevral 2013 11:33 (UTC+04:00)

Greece, Italy and Albania will sign an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on 13 February this year in Athens.

This was announced on Saturday by Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos after a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

It is planned to transport namely Azerbaijani gas to Western Europe via TAP.

The estimated capacity of the pipeline will be from 10 to 20bn cubic meters a year.

The negotiations on the details of the agreement between Greece, Italy and Albania are still pending, the Athens News Agency reported, citing the Greek Foreign Ministry.

The signing ceremony is expected to involve also a representative of the Azerbaijani government.