Bulgarian PM discusses prospects for energy diversification with the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan

Sofia. Prospects for diversification in the energy sector, the implementation of projects of common interest and potential areas for investment were among the highlights of the conversation between Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Natig Aliyev, the government information service announced. During the meeting the two officials discussed the realization of the Southern Gas Corridor project.
Minister of Economy and Energy Stoinev Dragomir, who also participated the meeting, told the media that today’s meeting is crucial for the implementation of one of the most important and basic policies of the government – namely the diversification of energy resources in the country. “In this policy, Azerbaijan is a major partner,” Minister Stoynev said. He noted that after removal of the Nabucco project, a decision was taken for the realization of TAP project, a major part of the Southern Gas Corridor. “The Bulgarian government has taken concrete action immediately,” the Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy said.
Mr. Stoynev pointed out that it has been catching up with the construction of the interconnector with Greece, through which the agreed 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas should come to Bulgaria. The Minister explained that this year is there will be a technical project and at the end of the month the government will begin to seek funding.

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