Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent official visit to Baku signals that Azerbaijan-Israel ties are gaining momentum.
Netanyahu’s visit on December 13, his first since 1997, resulted in the signing of four cooperation agreements, including one creating a joint economic commission that Netanyahu said would expand Azerbaijani energy exports to Israel.
“We obviously have a robust relationship in energy,” Netanyahu said at a joint press appearance with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev. “Now we’re talking about not just the sale of oil from Azerbaijan to Israel, which is a very important part of our oil imports, we’re talking about using common facilities for the export of gas and the linking of Israel’s gas exports potentially to a great pipeline that is being built as we speak right now from Azerbaijan into Turkey.”
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