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Interview with Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani Minister of Economic Development

Speaking during the Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum, Shahin Mustafayev comments on the strength of Azerbaijani–Dutch economic relations and the spheres that present opportunities for further collaboration, particularly in the non-oil sector.

Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum Highlights

The strength of Dutch–Azerbaijani relations was acknowledged during the inaugural Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum on 23 April at the renowned Maastricht School of Management (MSM), organised by MSM, The Province of Limburg, TEAS, AZPROMO and the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH). Around 250 delegates attended the event, including more than 50 Azerbaijani business leaders drawn from all sectors of the country’s economy.

Interview with Walter Peeraer, CEO, Fluxys

Walter Peeraer, CEO of Belgian energy infrastructure giant Fluxys, explains his company’s role in constructing the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a main artery of the Southern Energy Corridor; the challenges to be overcome when traversing Greece and Albania; the reasons for his company’s decision to increase its stake in TAP; and the potential for future involvement in Azerbaijan.

The interview took place on the sidelines of the Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond international conference – jointly organised by leading Belgian energy infrastructure specialist Fluxys and TEAS Belgium at the Château of Val-Duchesse.

Interview with Stephen Gallogly, International Energy Agency

Stephen Gallogly, Head: Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, International Energy Agency, discusses Azerbaijan’s current and future role as an energy supplier and transit country, and how it will play an integral role in ensuring EU energy security.

The interview took place on the sidelines of the Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond international conference – jointly organised by leading Belgian energy infrastructure specialist Fluxys and TEAS Belgium at the Château of Val-Duchesse.

Interview with Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijani Energy Minister

Speaking on the eve of the groundbreaking for the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), Dr Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijani Energy Minister, discusses the current state of the Southern Energy Corridor; the technological challenges to be overcome; recent energy discoveries in the Caspian Sea; the development of the Sangachal Terminal; collaboration with western partners; and Azerbaijan’s future role as a regional energy transit hub.

The interview took place on the sidelines of the Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond international conference – jointly organised by leading Belgian energy infrastructure specialist Fluxys and TEAS Belgium at the Château of Val-Duchesse.

Fluxys – Interview with Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister

Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, discusses EU–Azerbaijani and Belgian–Azerbaijani political and economic relations; opportunities for further economic collaboration; the future impact of the Southern Energy Corridor on a pan-European level; and the potential role of the EU in resolving the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The interview took place on the sidelines of the Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond international conference – jointly organised by leading Belgian energy infrastructure specialist Fluxys and TEAS Belgium at the Château of Val-Duchesse.

Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond (Brussels)

On 10 March, the current and future role of Azerbaijan as an energy supplier and transit country was highlighted at the landmark Azerbaijan–Belgium: Co-operation in Energy and Beyond international conference – jointly organised by leading Belgian energy infrastructure specialist Fluxys and TEAS Brussels. The event was hosted in the Château of Val-Duchesse, owned by the Belgian Royal Trust. More than 120 specially-invited diplomats, ministers, Belgian politicians and businesspeople were in attendance. The event focused on the development of the Southern Energy Corridor, which will see Azerbaijani Caspian gas brought from the Shah Deniz 2 field to Europe by 2020.

This video features contributions from a range of experts and leading politicians, including Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijani Minister of Energy; Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Walter Peeraer, CEO, Fluxys and Marc Verwilghen, Director, TEAS Brussels, and former Belgian Energy Minister.

TEAS Business Forum London 2014: Highlights

The fourth TEAS Business Forum London took place on 5 November at No. 4, Hamilton Place, attended by over 300 diplomats, politicians and decision-makers. Subtitled Economic Diversification is the Key, the event focused on the ICT and financial services sectors, together with the implications of the recent groundbreaking on the Southern Gas Corridor. This video of highlights from the event includes contributions from Lord Risby, Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy; Vice-Chairman, APPG for East Asian Business; Shahmar Movsumov, Executive Director, SOFAZ; Tale Heydarov, Chairman and Founder, TEAS; H.E. Tahir Taghizadeh, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK and Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

Interview: Farid Akhundov, CEO, Pasha Bank

Interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum London on 5 November 2014, Farid Akhundov, CEO, Pasha Bank speaks of the current state of the Azerbaijani financial services market, the differences between the UK and Azerbaijani financial services industries, and the opportunities for UK companies.

Interview: William Louis-Marie, BECOG

Interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum London on 5 November 2014, William Louis-Marie, Practice Director, Communications, Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee (BECOG) explains why the Azerbaijani capital was selected as the host city for the inaugural European Games, the current state of the preparations and the significance of the games for Baku and sports fans around the world.

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