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Turkey to support Bulgaria in guaranteeing energy security
06 September 2017
“The Republic of Turkey is ready for any form of cooperation with the Republic of Bulgaria that will entail security of deliveries of energy resources.” This was said by the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, who met with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova during his one-day visit to Bulgaria. Minister Albayrak congratulated his host on the occasion of the National Holiday – the Unification of Bulgaria.
The deepening of bilateral energy cooperation was discussed both in respect to natural gas and electricity. Agreement was reached on the realization of common projects that will lead to security and diversification of deliveries of natural gas, as well as to competitive prices for the industry and individual private consumers. “Bulgaria and Turkey are strategic partners – the logical transport lines for natural gas pass through the two countries,” underlined Prime Minister Borissov.
The Bulgarian side informed their Turkish counterparts about the implementation of the concept for building the European Gas Hub “Balkan”, which is to be realized in accord with European law. During the meeting it was noted that within the framework of the pre-project probing, all entry and exit points for natural gas deliveries will be reviewed, including the entry point from Turkey. Minister Petkova reminded that the modernization and expansion of the Bulgarian gas transport system continues. This will allow for an increase in the transit capacity for gas from Bulgaria to Turkey, there will also be opportunities for reversible deliveries towards our country. The strategic importance of the inter-system gas connection Turkey-Bulgaria was also underlined, whereby the two countries will continue their work.
The Turkish side expressed interest in probing the opportunities for building additional electricity transmission lines that would allow an increase in the export capacity for electricity from Bulgaria to Turkey.
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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