Azerbaijan

Greece fails to reach deal on gas grid sale to Azerbaijan's Socar

Greece said on Wednesday that talks to sell a 66 percent stake in gas grid operator DESFA to Azerbaijan's Socar did not conclude successfully.

The country's energy ministry said Socar's proposal to reduce the price of the 400 million euro deal was legally unfeasible and would cancel the tender.

NAWC Elects Maxim Minchev Secretary General

The fifth News Agencies World Congress (NAWC) has elected the Director General of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency Maxim Minchev as Secretary General of the Council and decided that the sixth congress will take place in Bulgaria.

This happened at the forum in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, attended by the heads of about 100 news agencies from five continents.

Pope visits Azerbaijan on Caucasus peace tour

Pope Francis on Oct. 2 arrived in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan on the last leg of his peace tour of the volatile ex-Soviet Caucasus region, just months after visiting arch-foe Armenia.

The pontiff held a mass for the country's tiny Catholic community in the capital Baku ahead of a scheduled meeting with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev.

Vucic, Hassanov, Azvirt agree end-October completion date for Corridor 11 section

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Eldar Hassanov and representatives of the construction company Azvirt on Wednesday agreed the Corridor 11 road section from Ljig to Preljina, central Serbia, should be completed and opened to traffic by the end of October.

Azerbaijan, Bulgaria Agree on Gas Deliveries from 2020

Azerbaijan with supply Bulgaria with gas that will be destined for the "Balkan Gas Hub", according to the Bulgarian Energy Ministry.

The decision was taken at the 4th intergovernmental committee in Baku, where 2020 was confirmed as a beginning.

A protocol that will pave the way for a study into gas deliveries options to third countries was also signed at the meeting.

End-October completion date agreed for Corridor 11 section

The Corridor 11 road section from Ljig to Preljina, central Serbia, should be completed and opened to traffic by the end of October.

Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Eldar Hassanov and representatives of the construction company Azvirt agreed this on Wednesday, Tanjug reported.

Bulgaria EconMin Visiting Azerbaijan on Thursday, Friday

Bulgarian Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski will head a delegation sent to Azerbaijan as part of a bilateral committee that will have a session on September 29-30, the government says.

The Fourth session of the Bulgarian-Azerbaijani intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation will be presided by Lukarski and Azerbaijan's Transport Minister Ziya Mamedov.

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