Bulgaria and Azerbaijan to sign a memorandum on the security of natural gas supplies to the EU

In the presence of the presidents of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, Rumen Radev and Ilham Aliyev, a ceremony will be held on 25.04 in Sofia for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation between the operators of the gas transmission systems of Bulgaria (Bulgartransgaz), Romania (Transgaz), Hungary (FGSZ) , Slovakia (Eustream), as well as the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). This was announced by the press office of the head of state.

The document is about the Solidarity Ring (STRING) joint initiative, proposed by Bulgaria and supported by the European Commission, to increase the security of natural gas supplies for the European Union and the region of Central and South-Eastern Europe. The memorandum will be signed by the Minister of Energy of Bulgaria Rosen Hristov, the Minister of Energy of Romania Virgil-Daniel Popescu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjártó, the Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic Karel Hirman and the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov .

After the ceremony, Presidents Rumen Radev and Ilham Aliyev will officially open a SOCAR office in Sofia. The opening of a representative office of the state oil company of Azerbaijan in our country was agreed between the two heads of state in September last year

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