Prime Minister Borissov Meets with Cyprus Foreign Minister Christodulidis
January 24 (BTA) Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with
Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodulidis. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva also attended the meeting at the Council of Ministers, the government press centre said on Friday.
During the meeting, the politicians expressed satisfaction with the good political, economic and cultural bilateral relations in the context of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Cyprus.
"We are extremely pleased with results reached in a number of in recent years. Bulgaria and Cyprus are two countries with truly friendly relations," Borissov said.
The bilateral energy partnership was also discussed during the meeting. Borissov said that the implementation of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) is of particular importance as an input structure for the import of gas from alternative sources for the whole region of Southeast Europe. The IGB will connect the North-South gas corridor to the South gas corridor and will allow gas to be imported from the LNG terminal of Alexadrupolis, Greece and the planned Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline.
"In this regard, we consider the strategic energy partnership on the Israeli-Cyprus-Greece axis very promissing," Borissov added.
The Prime Minister also stressed the importance of the agreement between Israel, Cyprus and Greece on the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline."This is an extremely large-scale energy and infrastructure project that is of great geopolitical importance for the development of the region and Europe as a whole," he noted. RY/DT