21 November, 2007
The US on Monday welcomed the construction of the Greece-Turkey natural gas pipeline, which was inaugurated on Sunday by prime ministers Costas Karamanlis and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"The opening of this pipeline is a welcome development," US state department spokesman Sean McCormack said during a regular press briefing, adding that "it diversifies the sources of energy delivery through a southern route".
"This is, I believe, the first delivery of that Caspian gas into southeastern Europe and I would note that that gas is transiting to Greece via Turkey, which, again, is an important development and it shows how neighbors and countries in the region can work together," McCormack concluded.
Source: Athens News Agency