site.btaPM Denkov, Azerbaijani Milli Majlis Chair Gafarova Discuss Partnership in Energy Sector
Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov Tuesday conferred with Azerbaijani Milli Majlis Chair Sahiba Gafarova, the Government Information Service reported. Gafarova is paying an official visit to Sofia at the invitation of her Bulgarian counterpart Rossen Zhelyazkov.
Welcoming the guest, Denkov said that Azerbaijan is a valuable partner of Bulgaria. "Our cooperation is strong not only in the energy sector but also in the fields of economy, education and culture," he added.
The sides discussed the Greece-Bulgaria intersystem gas connection unveiled last year. The interconnector is of primary importance for the diversification of natural gas supplies not only for Bulgaria but also for the whole of Central and Southeast Europe. Through the interconnector, Bulgaria receives the full amount of Azeri gas quantities agreed upon.
Denkov noted that Bulgaria is interested in the options for broader development of the bilateral ties in transport connectivity, which would ease trade between Europe and Asia.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister and Gafarova also noted the good cooperation in education. The guest shared her impressions of the Center for Azerbaijani Language and Culture at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, which she visited earlier on Tuesday. For ten years, the Center has been giving Bulgarian students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with Azerbaijan's language and culture.