Bulgaria to continue to work for Nabucco-West implementation - President

11 July 2013 19:02 (UTC+04:00)

By Gulgiz Dadashova

President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria will work to facilitate the implementation of both the Nabucco West and the South Stream gas pipeline projects, AzerTag state news agency reported.

"I am sure that the Nabucco-West project retains its strategic importance for the European energy policy and has its place on the map of Europe," he said at the 41st Plenary Session of the General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, PABSEC, running in Sofia on July 9- July 11.

The president added that Bulgaria and its partners would continue to work for its implementation.

Nabucco-West pipeline was supposed to transport Caspian natural gas to Europe from Turkey through Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, and terminate in Austria.
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has emerged as a winner in a long race, primarily against the Nabucco project, in a June 28th decision by the Shah Deniz Consortium.