Plevneliev: Transport, energy links common priority for Bulgaria and Serbia

Energy inter-connectors between Bulgaria and Serbia and the infrastructure projects on Corridor 10 remain a shared priority for the two countries, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev and his Serbian counterpart and host in Belgrade, Tomislav Nikolic, said on March 12.

Plevneliev was in the Serbian capital at the start of a two-day visit hosted by Nikolic, during which the Bulgarian head of state’s agenda also included a meeting with prime minister Alexander Vucic.

At a joint news conference after talks with Nikolic, the Bulgarian president emphasised that the construction of the gas inter-connector with Serbia would enhance energy security not only in each country, but also in the whole region.

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“Each country in the region has the right to buy gas at a competitive price and to have access to alternative suppliers. Our energy security can be guaranteed only through ensuring the inter-connectedness of our networks and it is high time we pooled efforts to create a regional natural gas and electricity market,” Plevneliev said.

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