Burkina Faso is interested in development of mutual relations with Azerbaijan, in particular, in energy sphere, President of Burkina Faso’s parliament Salifou Diallo said.
Diallo made the remarks during his meeting with Azerbaijani delegation led by the country’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou.
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR said that SOCAR Vice-President for Investments and Marketing Elshad Nassirov and management of the Azerkimya production association and SOCAR Trading company also took part in the meeting.
“It was noted that the diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Burkina Faso were established in 2004 and currently, are being conducted within such organizations as the United Nations (UN), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as the African Union (AU), where Azerbaijan has an observer status”, the message said. “Currently there are wide prospects to develop cooperation”.
During the meeting, Natig Aliyev spoke about Azerbaijan’s energy strategy, regional and international projects, which were being implemented at the initiative and with the participation of the country.
“Azerbaijan plays an important role on the global energy market as one of the main exporters of oil and gas”, Aliyev said.
Salifou Diallo noted that Burkina Faso was a major importer of energy and was interested in expanding ties with Azerbaijan, including in the energy sector. (Trend/Business World Magazine)