Sign Memorandum of Understanding
on Energy Security Cooperation
of State) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Azerbaijani Foreign
Minister Mammadyarov signed a U.S.-Azerbaijan Memorandum of Understanding
on Energy Security Cooperation in the Caspian Region this month
at the U.S. Department of State.
Secretary Rice and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov
sign a U.S.-Azerbaijan Memorandum of Understanding on Energy
Security Cooperation in the Caspian Region at
the State Department.
U.S. Department of State Photo
expresses the intention of the Governments of the United States
and Azerbaijan to convene a high-level dialogue on energy security
in the Caspian region co-chaired by the U.S. Department of
State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. The
high-level dialogue will aim to deepen and broaden already
strong cooperation among governments and companies to expand
oil and gas production in Azerbaijan for export to global markets.
Of particular focus will be realization of the Turkey-Greece-Italy
gas pipeline, and potentially the Nabucco and other pipelines,
with Azerbaijani gas, to help Europe bolster its energy security
by diversifying its natural gas supplies. This Memorandum of
Understanding forms an important element in our growing partnership
with Azerbaijan, which includes cooperation on energy, democratic
and market economic reform, and security.