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Bulgarian Prime Minister praises relations with Caspian Sea region

Prime Minister Borisov: “We have excellent relations with all countries in the Caspian region” – August 11, 2019

We are in excellent relations with all countries in the Caspian region, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told Bulgarian media in Avaza. There are huge business opportunities in the region, but peace is something that is also extremely important, the Bulgarian prime minister added. He described as great progress the fact that the Caspian region is coming together at an economic forum in Turkmenistan.

Prime Minister Borisov focuses on the energy topic. I have always worked on the basis of mutual interest, and the interest is to look for more markets and sell more gas, said the Prime Minister, adding – I see the opportunity to present our gas distributor, because in the West we are the first to have Turkmenistan. Borisov drew attention to the large quantities of gas available to the country. Over 5 billion m³ go to Russia from here, three pipes have huge and it could be gas for our Balkan gas distributor to have the diversification that the Third Liberalization Package demands, the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Borisov noted that after his first meeting with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, there were already Bulgarian companies executing orders in Turkmenistan. The Prime Minister pointed out that Turkmenistan has production that our economy needs, and at the same time the hosts are interested in our industrial zones and high technologies. They have great interest in our mechanical engineering, stressed Borisov. He added that an agreement has been reached with the President of Turkmenistan to organize a meeting of ministers from both countries to visit places where there is high added value so that new agreements can be signed earlier this year.

It was also agreed that the two countries should provide each other with one office in Sofia and Ashgabat to facilitate relations between Bulgaria and Turkmenistan. With this office we will also be a guarantor for the business, to be more encouraged that there will be support, added Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Source: Government of Bulgaria

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