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US deputy energy secretary to attend BTC opening

07 July 2006 [15:28] - TODAY.AZ
US Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell will attend the official opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main export oil pipeline in Turkey on July 13, according to Turkish reports.

According to AssA-Irada, Ankara has also sent an invitation to US President George Bush. However, Bush will not be able to join the event, as he will be in St. Petersburg, Russia to participate at the G8 summit, and therefore decided to delegate a high-ranking energy official to Turkey.

The Deputy Secretary, who will be accompanied by a large US delegation during the visit, will read out the American president's letter on the occasion at the event.

Two out of 16 invited heads of state will take part in the opening of the BTC pipeline. Deputy prime ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Great Britain, foreign ministers from 4 countries, and state and energy ministers from 16 countries will be in attendance.



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