Sofia, Ankara discuss energy supplies
8 September, 2017
Turkey is in support of any energy cooperation with Bulgaria that would result in better security of energy supplies, commented Turkey’s Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak during a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on 6 September. Enhanced cooperation regarding the natural gas and electricity sectors was discussed during the meeting, the government’s press office announced. The two sides also agreed to work on the realisation of joint projects aimed at diversifying natural gas supplies and ensuring competitive prices for industrial consumers and households.
“Bulgaria and Turkey are strategic partners – natural gas routes run through both countries,” the premier noted.
Borisov also introduced the Turkish minister to Bulgaria’s plan for the Balkan Gas Hub. The project’s feasibility study will go over all points of entry and exit for gas supplies, including Turkey, the cabinet underlined.
Turkey has also expressed interest in exploring opportunities for the construction of additional overhead power lines that would boost Bulgaria’s capacity for electricity exports to its southern neighbour.