President of Georgia: TANAP Project Will Help Ensure Energy Security in Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili to open the project of the Transanatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) on June 13.

“During a phone call, which was held at the initiative of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Giorgi Margvelashvili on the 100th anniversary of Georgia's independence and invited him on June 13 to Eskishehir for the opening ceremony of the Transanatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project TANAP.” – it stated on the Georgian President’s website.

In the telephone conversation, Margvelashvili also noted that thanks to the TANAP project, gas from Azerbaijan will go to Turkey and then to the EU countries, which will “help the energy security of continental Europe.” He also highlighted the importance of Georgia's participation in this project.

The TANAP project provides for the transportation of gas from the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field to the Georgian-Turkish border then on to the western border of Turkey. Turkey will receive gas this year, and after the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP) is completed, gas will be delivered to Europe from around the beginning of 2020.

By Dimitri Dolaberidze

04 June 2018 19:05