BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 30. Azerbaijan is a reliable and time-tested partner, President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev said during the meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Sofia, Trend reports.
"We assess this visit as an opportunity to repay your hospitality. We will discuss our bilateral relationship and review opportunities to address certain challenges. We have friendly relations of mutual respect with Azerbaijan. Our political dialogue at the highest level has been very active during the year, and our relations have already reached the level of strategic partnership. For us, Azerbaijan is a reliable and time-tested partner. I am sure that we have a mutual interest in developing our pragmatic and effective relations in all areas.
Your visit to our country carries a great symbolic meaning as it coincides with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. Along with this, we will witness another interesting and very significant event. We will inaugurate the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector. This is a project of strategic importance both for us and for the European continent. Because by doing this we are redrawing the energy map of Europe. We will buy real gas from Azerbaijan. This, of course, will diversify our supply," Radev said.