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EU sees Armenia as a potential corridor for pipelines

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, February 24
The regulation of relations between Turkey and Armenia will positively affect the energy sectors of both countries, EU Special Representative for the Central Asian states Pierre Morel has said. Armenia might become a route for future pipelines, he said.

“There are many options for the new Caspian-Turkish pipeline thanks to the mobile, changing energy landscape,” Morel said. The specific route has not been established yet but there is a school of thought that it might pass through Armenia.

According to Morel the southern corridor does not only mean NABUCCO but is a broader concept and “the Caucasus should be used for transporting energy by all means.” Morel said that a corridor is not a single pipeline but a system of pipelines and only if a group of pipelines exists is it possible to talk about the southern corridor.