DAVOS, Switzerland Jan 29 Azeri President Ilham
Aliyev said on Thursday there should be more political will and
more financial commitment for the Nabucco gas pipeline, planned
to reduce western Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies.
"There should be more political will, more financial
commitment," he told the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Sceptics of the Nabucco pipeline have voiced concern there
will not be enough gas for the project.
The president said Azerbaijan was planning to at least
double its gas production in the coming five years and that the
country had already proved it was a reliable partner.
The 3,300 km Nabucco pipeline, which could cost up to 10
billion euros ($13.08 billion), has been progressing slowly as
it has run into difficulty securing input supplies and
Azerbaijan has been its biggest hope for gas.