Gyuler: No agreement b/w Armenia, Turkey for supply of electricity

AZG Armenian Daily #167, 13/09/2008

Armenia-Turkey

"THERE IS NO AGREEMENT BETWEEN ARMENIA AND TURKEY FOR THE SUPPLY OF
ELECTRICITY"

Turkish Minister of Energy Hilmi Gyuler refuted the news that an
agreement was signed between Turkey and Armenia for the supply of
electricity during Abdullah Gul’s visit to Yerevan, "Sabah"
daily reported.

"Similar agreement doesn’t exist. There are only electric
leads installed in 1980 and before it", announced the Turkish official
adding that some Turkish private companies conducted talks in that
direction.

To recall, RA Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Armen Movsisian
announced on September 10 that Armenia will export electricity to
Turkey from 2009. According to him, the issue was discussed during the
Turkish President’s visit to Armenia at the invitation of
the Armenian President. In the framework of the meetings, an agreement
was signed between the Ministry and Turkish "UNIT" company that is
engaged in importation and distribution of high-voltage electricity in
Turkey.

Besides, according to the Minister, an agreement was signed between
Armenian "High-voltage electricity systems" and Turkish "UNIT" to
export electricity to Turkey through Kars.

Translated by L.H.

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