Spencer Abraham

Former Secretary of Energy of the United States

President Heydar Aliyev never backeddown from his support for the oil and gas export corridor. His foresight and determination in the implementation of pipelines project made it possible to properly manage these large and important tasks.

The laying of the foundation of the main export pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan on September 18 is a strong factor pushing the people of Azerbaijan and the entire region towards development. It also demostrates the positive results of consistent cooperation between the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan. The successful implementation of this project also indicates Heydar Aliyev’s foresight as a leader and his high organizational skills in many difficult situations.