Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia energy unity opens up new horizons – President

Baku: “Implementation of joint energy projects creates new opportunities and jobs for our nations, and increases our political and economic strength”

Today, the TANAP project’s foundation is being laid. TANAP is our joint project.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made remarks on March 17 during the opening of the Vocational and Technical Lyceum named after Heydar Aliyev in Kars.

President Ilham Aliyev noted that a document on the TANAP project was signed in Istanbul three years ago.

“And we are now laying the foundation of this project. The Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia unity in the energy sector opens up new horizons. The implementation of the joint energy projects creates new opportunities and jobs for our nations, and increases our political and economic strength,” the president said.

The head of state noted that Azerbaijan has already begun investing in Turkey.

“SOCAR has made an investment valued at $20 billion in Turkey, and is planning to start realizing vital energy projects. The company has also started to invest in Turkey’s education sphere. 5 lyceums and a secondary school have been constructed in Kars, Ankara, Kocaeli, Ceyhan and Aliaga. Investing in education means investing in our future. The successful development of every country depends on its level of education and science. Today, education and literacy solve all and contribute to technological development. The countries with high level of education will develop in the future,” President Aliyev noted.

The head of state said education is a priority for Azerbaijan too, adding that about 3,000 schools have been constructed and repaired in Azerbaijan over the last 11 years.

“The Vocational and Technical Lyceum named after Heydar Aliyev will train specialists who then will protect the interests of Azerbaijan and Turkey. This is a center of friendship and brotherhood between Azerbaijan and Turkey. We are happy with the opening of such a school,” President Aliyev completed.

SOURCE: Azeri-Press News Agency