Historical background to the document "Speech of the Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev at the meeting with the Norwegian businessmen (Stavanger, April 26, 1996)"

At the invitation of the prime minister of the Kingdom of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, Heydar Aliyev paid his first official visit to Norway on April 24-27, 1996.

During his visit Heydar Aliyev went to Stavanger and met Statoil president Harl Norving. In their meeting, a document on partnership in the construction of the oil - (Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan) and gas (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) pipelines, to transport the hydrocarbon resources of Azerbaijan to the world market, was signed between the Norwegian State Oil Company (“Statoil”) and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.71