11/9/2009

Energy cooperation between Turkey and Switzerland to intensify

AA - Taner Yildiz, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister, and Moritz Leuenberger, Switzerland’s Environment, Transport and Energy Minister, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the transfer of Iranian natural gas to Switzerland via Turkey. Yildiz, who held a joint press conference with the Swiss minister in Istanbul, said the comprehensive MoU also includes cooperation in energy productivity, renewable energy resources and electricity. Yildiz pointed out that Turkey has become part of the solution to the EU countries' energy supply problem thanks to the Nabucco project, adding that Turkey will also be a solution to the natural gas supply problem of non-EU countries.