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T.Karayancheva: There is great potential for deepening the Bulgarian-Russian relations in the field of energy

T.Karayancheva: There is great potential for deepening the Bulgarian-Russian relations in the field of energy

Moscow, June 27 - Neftegaz. RU. A Bulgarian parliamentary delegation, led by National Assembly President Tsveta Karayancheva, was on a 2-day official visit to Moscow, Bulgarian Novinite reported. The delegations include the co-chairs of the Friendship Group Bulgaria - Russia, Krassimir Velchev and Anton Kutev, the Deputy Chairperson of the Volen Siderov Group and the People's Representatives Diana Savateva, Boryana Georgieva and Ahmed Ahmedov.

"There is great potential for deepening bilateral energy relations between Russia and Bulgaria as a long-standing partners". This was stated by Karayancheva in her statement to the members of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russia. For the 1st time, the Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament spoke to the representatives in the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament.

Karayancheva specified that energy cooperation should be continued in line with the principles - expedience, competitiveness, transparency, security of supply and market-based price. "Bulgaria is pursuing a policy aimed at ensuring energy security for the country as well as for the EU". she added

The Speaker of the National Assembly declares that Bulgaria supports the possibility of passing a branch of "Turkish Stream" through the territory of Bulgaria in the context of the creation of the Balkan regional gas hub.

"This will achieve a real diversification of gas supply and competitive prices'', Karayancheva added and specified that Bulgaria does not object to any project that is in line with current European legislation, contributes to the security of supply and the goals of the EU and is economically justified.

She also noted that the cooperation between Bulgaria and Russia in nuclear energy deserves a careful, responsible and in-depth discussion.

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