Bulgaria President to Discuss Energy Ties with Romania's Iohannis
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is due to meet with Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis on a Friday visit to Bucharest.
Plevneliev is the first head of state to do this since Iohannis was sworn in following his unexpected victory against PM Victor Ponta in November.
The two are to discuss the gas interconnection grid between the two countries and further cooperation. Transport links will also be on the agenda.
Earlier in February, Bulgaria and Romania, along with Hungary and Greece, pledged to build the so-called Vertical Gas Corridor linking their gas transit systems to boost energy security.
Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov is accompanying the head of state. The two will also meet representatives of Bulgarian businesses currently based in Romania.