Archive for the ‘Azerbaijan’ Category

Azerbaijan and Congo Agree on Oil & Gas Refinery Projects, Economic Cooperation

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso’s efforts to engage in game-changing strategy, widening its search for a reliable partner ready to explore it oil reserves: Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso has engaged in game-changing strategy, widening its search for a reliable partner ready to explore it oil reserves, undoubtedly after Russia’s delay in […]

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Azerbaijan’s SOCAR, Congo Discuss Oil and Gas Collaboration

Via Energy, Capital & Power, a report on exploratory discussions between Azerbaijan and the Republic of Congo: President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovshan Najaf met with the Presidential Adviser for International Strategy of the Republic of Congo Francoise Joly to discuss potential cooperation in various areas of the oil and gas sector. Najaf and Joly […]

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Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow Clash Over Regional Transit

Via Jamestown Foundation, a report on Armenian-Azerbaijani discussions over regional transit corridors: Frustrations in Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow are growing over delays in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace negotiations, as key differences remain on unblocking regional transit corridors. Azerbaijan remains committed to opening the Zangezur Corridor, while the Kremlin calls for Russian border guards to oversee administration of […]

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Annual FDI Standouts 2024 Watchlist: Namibia, Cambodia, Philippines, Iraq, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Serbia

A look at the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) momentum leaders in 2024, courtesy of fDiInsights  Annual FDI Standouts Watchlist. What does this mean for the everyday countries such as Cambodia, Philippines, Namibia, or Iraq? FDI or Foreign Direct Investment, is a critical economic indicator measuring international investment inflow. For #Namibia, for example, ranking 5th implies […]

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Why the Middle Corridor Is a Double-Edged Sword

Via The Diplomat, a report that Europe is pushing hard to advance the Middle Corridor, but other countries like China, Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan will almost certainly benefit from the infrastructure being built: In late November, the World Bank published an economic analysis on the potential of the Middle Corridor to develop over the next decade. The […]

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Serbia Signs Natural Gas Deal With Azerbaijan

Via Balkan Insight, an article on a new gas deal that will help Serbia achieve its strategic goal of diversifying supplies and strengthen its position as a transit country for gas supplies to Central Europe: Serbia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement in Baku on Wednesday under which some 400 million cubic meters of gas from […]

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