Bulgarian PM in Romania: It is a Great Opportunity to Buy Liquefied Gas Together

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and the delegation that visited Kyiv arrived in Bucharest yesterday on a flight from Warsaw.

In the Romanian capital, the prime minister met with Romanian counterpart Nicolae Ciuca, President Klaus Iohannis and EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean.

The talks focused on the war in Ukraine and gas supplies to Bulgaria and Romania.

"I want to thank you for your hospitality and friendship. Today our government came to Bucharest from three places - Kyiv, Brussels and Baku. This proves the hard work we all have on challenges such as - energy crisis, war in Ukraine, emerging food crisis, which is why it is so important today that Bulgaria and Romania are not only good neighbors but also good partners. We have identified specific steps with specific deadlines", explained Prime Minister Kiril Petkov.

"Joining Schengen is a huge priority for us - to move together and not to delay the next steps", said Petkov.

"Most likely this fall we will have gas through the interconnector with Greece", added the Romanian Prime Minister.

"On May 5 in Sofia we will hold a regional meeting of energy ministers on the potential for securing gas supplies - from Azerbaijan, Turkey. We hope that at this meeting decisions will be made and conclusions will be drawn at the regional level."

"The pipeline that used to bring gas through Romania and Bulgaria to Turkey can now run in the opposite direction. And the opportunity to buy liquefied gas together is great, because the price levels will be different. Our partners from Azerbaijan are also possible partners", Kiril Petkov explained. "I am confident that the physical completion of the interconnector with...

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