Bulgaria, US hail co-operation on energy issues

Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Daniel Mitov and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz welcomed the energy and energy security co-operation between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The meeting took place on July 21 and marked the start of the Bulgarian Foreign Minister’s working visit to Washington.

Mitov welcomed the US’ consistent support for key projects for the diversification of sources and routes for the supply of energy resources in Bulgaria and the region.

Mitov and Moniz also discussed the progress in the construction of natural gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries.

An emphasis was placed on the facility with Greece and the Bulgarian government’s plans to participate in the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal near Alexandroupolis.

Mitov outlined the measures for the liberalisation of the energy market in Bulgaria, the modernisation of the infrastructure, expanding the natural gas storage facility in Chiren, as well as the plans to build a natural gas distribution centre.

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