Bulgaria’s Cabinet is highly focused on building gas inter-connector pipelines with neighbouring countries, with a special emphasis on the link to Greece, which is part of Sofia’s strategy to diversify gas supply sources and delivery routes, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on May 31 after meeting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
“This is a strategically important project not just for Bulgaria and Greece, but the entire South-Eastern Europe region,” Borissov said, as quoted in a Cabinet media statement. Kotzias is in Bulgaria for the annual meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council, hosted by Bulgaria, which holds the rotating presidency of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP).
Borissov said that his government’s commitment to the gas inter-connector could be seen in the state budget guarantees granted by the government, which stood at 80 million euro in 2015 and 110 million euro in 2016.
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