Bulgaria President meets with Azerbaijan counterpart in Baku

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev met with Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan capital city Baku, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.

Both heads of state were united around the stance strategic partnership between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan established through the declaration they signed in Sofia in 2015 was already taking shape.

There is mutual trust between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan and political will to deepen cooperation in the fields of energy, high technologies, pharmacy, and food production, in which Bulgaria has established positions, it transpired at the meeting.

President Aliyev noted Azerbaijan worked actively to sign an agreement on strategic partnership with the EU and relied on Bulgaria’s support for the fast finalisation of negotiations.

He said, speaking at the meeting the building of the Southern Gas Corridor was going to plan irrespective of the difficulties caused by the low price of natural gas.

President Plevneliev stated Bulgaria was making progress in the realisation of projects for the construction of gas connectors with its neighbours.

It is planned the interconnector with Romania will be completed in 2016 and the construction of the one with Greece will begin.

Bulgaria actively works on the realisation of gas connections with Serbia and Turkey, too.

Rosen Plevneliev remarked further the gas connections and the Southern Gas Corridor project would help Bulgaria reduce its dependence on one gas supplier, achieve real diversification and market prices of natural gas.

The project for reconstruction of Trapezitsa Hill in the town of Veliko Tarnovo is expected to be finalised in May of 2016.

It is realised with the cooperation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The Bulgarian President expressed his gratitude for the support lent.

Source: Focus