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31 October 2017

SOCAR-BP partnership marks 25th anniversary


An event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the partnership between SOCAR and BP was held in the House of Lords of the British Parliament. Opening the event, Lord David Evans said that such meetings had already become tradition and served to further strengthening of relations between the two countries. In her speech, SOCAR Vice President Rafiga Huseynzade gave detailed information about 25-years’ SOCAR-BP cooperation and spoke about successful projects implemented in the past period. Afterwards, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey Gary Jones said that establishment of the ''Contract of the Century'' by Heydar Aliyev and its extension by his successor President Ilham Aliyev to 2050 was a very remarkable event.

The event was attended by members of the House of Lords, lords Richard Risby and David Evans, SOCAR Vice Presidents Rafiga Huseynzade and Tofig Gahramanov, British Minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey Gary Jones, Vice President at BP office Emily Olson, BP Head of Operations Gordon Birrell, BP AGT Vice President Joe Murphy, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tahir Taghizade, UK Ambassador to Azerbaijan Carole Crofts, as well as ambassadors of many countries based in the UK, and other officials.

The meeting was continued with mutual discussions and evening banquet.