02 April 2023,   00:17
Ursula Von Der Leyen visits Azerbaijan to seek deal on natural gas

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is traveling to Baku today, July 18, as Europe seeks to increase natural-gas supplies from Azerbaijan in its efforts to reduce reliance on Russian energy.

“Amid Russia’s continued weaponisation of its energy supplies, diversification of our energy imports is a priority for the EU”, - the commission said on Twitter.

“President von der Leyen and [Energy] Commissioner Kadri Simson will be [...] in Azerbaijan to further strengthen the cooperation”.