BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. Azerbaijan is a strategic partner for Bulgaria in its efforts to guarantee energy security and independence, Alexander Nikolov, Bulgaria’s energy minister, said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
“Our two countries have established strong economic cooperation in which the energy sector is of major importance. The disruption of gas supply by Gazprom has made a priority the need to search for alternative solutions, where Azerbaijan supplies are of crucial significance.
Bulgaria has concluded a contract for the purchase of 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Azerbaijan, which is not yet delivered in full. In the context of the supply crisis, the government held accelerated talks with our Azerbaijan partners to purchase additional quantities. The fruitful dialogue between our two countries gives me a ground for optimism, first of all that since the beginning of July Bulgaria will receive in full the agreed quantities; and secondly, in future, these quantities can be increased,” said the minister.
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