Serbia wants to import natural gas and electricity from Azerbaijan and join a major European project to carry electricity through an undersea cable in the Black Sea connecting Azerbaijan and Georgia to Romania and Hungary, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after a meeting in Belgrade on Wednesday. With his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev, Tanjug and EFE agencies report.
The Serbian president stressed that in the next seven to ten years, Azerbaijan will export 35 billion cubic meters of gas annually, compared to the current 22 billion cubic meters, half of which will be destined for European countries. to Agerpres.
“That’s why we are working on creating a connection between Serbia and Bulgaria, to buy significant quantities from our friends in Baku. We also mentioned electricity transport, and we will discuss with European partners about connections, as a cable through the Black Sea (submarine – ed.) will ensure our energy security. ” Vucic explained. Discussed with Romania and Hungary.
He stressed that the energy needs of the Serbian economy and population are increasing, so Serbia must increase its energy security.
The gas link between Serbia and Bulgaria will be connected to the gas pipeline connecting Greece to Bulgaria and will facilitate the import of gas from the Caspian Sea region.
Serbia is now completely dependent on gas from its traditional ally Russia. Belgrade has so far rejected EU demands to join sanctions imposed on Russia following its aggression against Ukraine.
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