The EU is ready to discuss the possibility of connecting Iran to the Southern Gas Corridor, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said at a press conference in Baku.
This will also depend on Iran’s strategy, as presently the country mainly focuses on increasing oil export, Sefcovic said Thursday following the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council.
Expression of interest by different countries to the Southern Gas Corridor once again testifies to its importance as a strategic infrastructure, he said.
Thanks to the project, Europe will have access to a region rich in energy resources, he said, adding the European side is ready to discuss all further opportunities related to the Southern Gas Corridor.
The issue has been several times discussed with Iran’s representatives, he added, according to Trend news agency.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority projects for the EU.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)