Bulgarian President: Cyprus can contribute to energy diversification in South Eastern Europe

Cyprus can contribute to the energy diversification of South Eastern Europe, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said in Sofia on February 22 after talks with the visiting president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.

Plevneliev and Anastasiades called on the European Union to support the development of energy infrastructure in South Eastern Europe, which would increase the energy security of every country in the region, the Bulgarian President’s office said.

The development of the Aphrodite gas field in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus and the project to build a gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean to continental Europe was in the interest of all countries in the Balkans, Plevneliev said.

He said that Bulgaria supports any project that results in a genuine diversification of energy supply and the establishment of market prices for energy resources.

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