August 29, 2008

Bulgarian Minister, Russian Envoy Reiterate Commitment to Energy Projects

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA

Sofia, 29 August: Economy and Energy Minister Petur Dimitrov received [on] Friday [29 August] the newly-appointed Russian ambassador here, Yuriy Isakov. The two agreed that the big energy projects - Burgas-Alexandroupolis, South Stream and the Belene nuclear power plant - are of interest to both Bulgaria and Russia, and their speedy implementation will have a strong economic impact on both countries, Dimitrov's ministry said in a press release. The two officials also discussed strategic cooperation in carrying out the big energy projects.

The participants in the meeting stressed the traditionally-good relations between Bulgaria and Russia, says the press release.

Dimitrov and Isakov stated their opinion that the productive and mutually-beneficial relations between the two countries need to be based on an open dialogue.

Originally published by BTA news agency, Sofia, in English 1356 29 Aug 08.

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