Romania, Bulgaria vow to strengthen regional co-operation on energy, discuss maritime border

The Romanian and Bulgarian foreign ministers have signed a joint statement on strengthening regional co-operation in the energy area, underlining the commitment of the two sides to the European strategic objective of diversifying both the routes and the sources of energy, during a joint government meeting held in Craiova.

A statement by the Romanian foreign ministry voices the support for the Southern Corridor, “including for the TAP/TANAP corresponding projects.”

The two countries, along with Greece, are currently involved in drafting a gas transport corridor which officials in Sofia say may become operational in 2018, with construction work scheduled to start next year. The so-called “vertical corridor” will interconnect the gas networks of the three EU member states.

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