Azerbaijan willing to expand gas deals with Greece

Azerbaijan's president says his country is willing to expand natural gas cooperation with Greece, which is providing an alternative to Russia's hold on European energy supplies.
President Ilham Aliyev says there is "no doubt that much more can be done" beyond an existing pipeline carrying Azeri gas to Greece.
In 2007 Greece and Turkey inaugurated a pipeline that provided the EU with its first gas from the Caspian region, bypassing Russia and the Middle East.
Aliyev says Azerbaijan is "making an effort to strengthen Europe's energy security." He was speaking in Athens on Monday after a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias.
During the meeting, Greek and Azeri officials signed a deal for cooperation on renewable energy sources.