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Azerbaijan ready to help Belarus in case of appeal regarding oil supplies

Azerbaijan ready to help Belarus in case of appeal regarding oil supplies

Baku, April 26 - Neftegaz.RU
. According to Azernews, Azerbaijan will be ready to help Belarus in case of its appeal regarding oil supplies, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belarus Latif Gandilov told Belarusian media.

He noted that it is necessary to take into account the complexity of the transportation of oil from Azerbaijan to Belarus and look for the most optimal ways that will not lead to a strong increase in the cost of energy resources.

“There are no other issues except for transportation routes, which may greatly affect the cost of transported oil,” Gandilov said. He suggested that deliveries may be made possible through the ports of the Black Sea.

The ambassador also noted the great potential of trade and economic cooperation between the 2 countries.

"Belarus is located in the center of Europe. It means the European market will be open to us. In its turn, Azerbaijan, which is at the outer edge of the East, can open the Middle East market for Belarus," he said.

Belarusian media have earlier reported that the country intends to begin importing oil alternative to Russian oil by the end of the year. Oil may be shipped via the ports of the Baltic Sea and Ukraine. Belarusian oil refineries can process 18 varieties of oil from Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.