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Prime Ministers Borissov and Yildirim discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy field
10 July 2017
Bulgaria and Turkey have a common understanding that the development of the gas transport infrastructure that encompasses more countries from the Balkans and Europe will guarantee a higher degree of energy security for the continent. The prime ministers of the two countries Boyko Borissov and Binali Yildirim agreed on this opinion at a meeting that was held within the framework of the 22-nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul. They pointed out that the good political and economic ties between Bulgaria and Turkey, as well as their geographical location, give importance the bilateral cooperation in the energy field for the transit of energy resources.
Borissov noted that a big step ahead in this respect would be the building of an inter-sysytem gas connection between Bulgaria and Turkey. He also underlined the support of the Bulgarian state for the development of the South gas corridor. “One of the countries with a key role for its implementation is namely Turkey. We state our support and very actively will work for its realization,” said Prime Minister Borissov.
Earlier today Borissov and Yildirim held informal talks in the margins of the World Petroleum Congress. The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak also participated in the talks.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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