Thursday, 30 August 2001

AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA DIFFER OVER OIL TARIFFS

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By empty (8/30/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Ilham Aliev, the first deputy president of SOCAR oil company and the son of President Heidar Aliev, said on 30 August that Baku does not want to increase the tariffs it will pay Georgia for the transit of oil, but that it understands the pressure Georgia is under from the World Bank to get more and will seek a negotiated settlement. At the same time, Ilham Aliev said that "the World Bank should not interfere in the relations of the two friendly states." (Turan).
Ilham Aliev, the first deputy president of SOCAR oil company and the son of President Heidar Aliev, said on 30 August that Baku does not want to increase the tariffs it will pay Georgia for the transit of oil, but that it understands the pressure Georgia is under from the World Bank to get more and will seek a negotiated settlement. At the same time, Ilham Aliev said that "the World Bank should not interfere in the relations of the two friendly states." (Turan)
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