Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today received BP Group CEO Bernard Looney.
Report informs that the chief executive officer congratulated the Azerbaijani president on achievements since their last meeting.
For his part, expressing gratitude for the congratulation, President Ilham Aliyev credited Bernard Looney for the joint success on the Southern Gas Corridor and reiterated that the project was a result of the joint efforts of Azerbaijan and BP.
Looney said that BP has the strongest partnership in the world with Azerbaijan, including SOCAR. In turn, Azerbaijan is the strongest partner of BP. It was noted that Azerbaijan has a rich history and bright future of cooperation with this company based on mutual trust.
During the conversation, it was noted that BP's interest in renewable energy is in line with Azerbaijan's energy strategy, and the expansion of cooperation with BP in this area was considered.
Referring to the importance of BP's renewable energy plans in the liberated areas, they expressed the hope that it would serve to transform the area into a green energy zone, as stated by Azerbaijan.
It was noted that this work is of great potential, especially given that Azerbaijan has diversified energy links with neighboring countries and produces more energy than it needs.
Recalling the initiatives of national leader Heydar Aliyev to develop hydrocarbon resources for the benefit of Azerbaijan, Bernard Looney congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on his views on the issue of energy transfer.
BP CEO Bernard Looney praised Azerbaijan's efforts in the field of environmental protection, saying that Azerbaijan is among the world's leading countries in this area, and adding that the protection of environmental standards and regulations in Azerbaijan is stronger than in many developed countries. In his turn, President Ilham Aliyev spoke about the large-scale measures taken in Azerbaijan to protect the environment.
During the conversation, the sides discussed issues related to the prospects of cooperation.