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President Ilham Aliyev’s interview with AZERTAC in Egyptian media spotlight

Egyptian media

The Egyptian media have highlighted President Ilham Aliyev’s interview with AZERTAC following the inauguration of “Gobu” Power Station of “Gobu” Energy Junction.

The influential media outlets, including “Al-Jumhuriya” and “Akhbar Masr” newspapers, as well as “Asia Al Yom” news agency, “Al Masriya” and Aldiplomasy news portals have posted an article headlined “Azerbaijani President calls on foreign investors to invest in the liberated territories.”

The article highlighted the key points from President Ilham Aliyev’s interview with the news agency.

The news portals drew readers` attention to remarks by Azerbaijani President who highlighted the work done towards the development of renewable energy sources. “Very serious work is being done today to fully engage renewable energy, and we are seeing the results of this work in the country. Where are we seeing them? First of all, foreign companies, major companies are investing in this area. Last month, a groundbreaking ceremony was held under a contract signed between “ACWA Power”, one of the largest companies in the field, and Azerbaijan. A 240-megawatt wind farm will be commissioned next year. Negotiations are underway with BP to build a solar power plant with a capacity of more than 200 megawatts in Jabrayil district. Negotiations are underway with “Mazdar” of the United Arab Emirates to build a solar power plant. Both projects have a capacity of about 400-450 megawatts,” President Ilham Aliyev said.

The article also quoted President Ilham Aliyev as saying: “The construction of five hydropower plants on the liberated lands is expected to be completed this year. There will also be stations with a capacity of about 25-30 megawatts. It will also be possible to build about 30 hydropower plants destroyed by Armenians in the liberated lands. I would like to take this opportunity to invite local and foreign investors to this field. Because the state will do this, we are already doing this. But it would be good if private companies also invested in this area. Of course, we have tremendous potential in the Kalbajar-Lachin zone and other liberated lands.”

Ogtay Bayramov

Special Correspondent

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