September 3, 2008

US Vice-President Discusses Energy Issues in Azerbaijan – Agency

Energy deliveries to Europe were the main topic of the talks held by US Vice-President Dick Cheney in Baku on 3 September, Azerbaijani Turan news agency has said.

"Russia's current aggression means that the USA and Europe are even more interested in diversifying their energy supply routes. In view of this, the security and regularity of shipments is important," Turan quoted unnamed diplomatic sources as saying.

During the first half of the day, Dick Cheney had meetings with the officials of the US embassy in Baku, and with BP Azerbaijan President William Schrader and Chevron Manager Robert Dastmalchi, Turan said.

Originally published by Turan news agency, Baku, in Russian 1052 3 Sep 08.

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