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Bulgarian Prime Minister meets with US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Pyatt

Government of Bulgaria – November 15, 2019

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met with United States Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Piatt. The conversation was part of the Fourth Thessaloniki Summit.

The focus of the meeting was the diversification of natural gas sources and routes for Bulgaria and the SEE region. Prime Minister Borisov recalled the progress made in building the Greece-Bulgaria gas connection, which is of strategic importance for ensuring energy security in the region. The Prime Minister also emphasized the deliveries of liquefied natural gas to the Bulgarian market since the beginning of 2019 – 396 million m³, including 182 million m³ of gas originating in the USA.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Ambassador Piatt also discussed Bulgaria’s participation as a shareholder in the project to build a LNG terminal near Alexandroupolis, Greece. The Bulgarian side has decided to participate with 20% in the capital of the project company. At present, Bulgargaz is analyzing the quantities of liquefied natural gas it has to reserve in the second binding phase of the market test.

In the course of the interview, Bulgaria and the US were evaluated for cooperation in the field of security and defense as partners in NATO.

Source: Government of Bulgaria

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