Odessa - Fords - Plock is necessary for implementation of the project political and business support of the USA. Such opinion was expressed by the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, speaking at the power summit in Baku, the correspondent of RBC - Ukraine reports.
"The role of the USA in this project has to be more accurately defined. I spoke about it with the Minister of Energy of the USA", - V. Yushchenko noted.
The head of the Ukrainian state reported that full of the technician - the economic justification of the project of the oil pipeline Odessa - Fords - Plock will be presented in December, 2008. "It is also necessary to defend our project from political influences. It is our following purpose", - he emphasized.
In turn the president of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus considers it expedient to appoint special representation of the European Union for development of the project Odessa - Fords - Plock. He also hoped that presidency of the Czech Republic in EU will promote this project.
The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev noted that at the oil pipeline project Odessa - Fords - Plock - Gdansk "the good potential". Thus he reported that for today annual oil production in Azerbaijan makes 50 million tons. Azerbaijan is ready to increase production, but for this purpose it is necessary to construct new capacities for oil transportation. Speaking about gas production, I. Aliyev declared that in Azerbaijan of stocks of gas will suffice for 100 years for internal and external consumption.
I. Aliyev called the power summit by productive cooperation and declared that the balance of interests of getters and consumers of gas is "a basis of our cooperation".
As it was reported, today in Baku passes the fourth Power summit concerning power safety. The central theme of the summit - expansion and deepening of power cooperation within new power space, filling by its real joint projects, which embodiment will allow to provide stability of deliveries of energy resources from the Caspian region to the world markets.
The leadership of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and also delegation take part in work of the summit from Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Switzerland, the USA, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, representatives of the European Commission.
Participants of the summit also plan to discuss conceptual approaches, the principles and mechanisms of essential increase of level of guaranteeing transparency, reliability and safety of transit of energy carriers on Kaspiysko - Chernomorsko - Baltiysk space as a whole.
It is expected that by results of work of action the Declaration of the Baku power summit will be signed.