Bulgarian, Austrian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation, Migration Crisis

Bulgarian, Austrian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation, Migration Crisis

Energy cooperation and the migration crisis were in the focus of a meeting between Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz.
Mitov, who is a two-day working visit to Austria on Friday and Saturday, noted that one of the main priorities of the Bulgarian government is to ensure the energy security and diversification of sources and suppliers.
According to him, the construction of the missing interconnectors and infrastructure in Central and Southeastern Europe as well as the opportunities for access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are vital for overcoming the dependence of Bulgaria and the region.
During their meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed bilateral relations, the common vision and interests of the two countries for cooperation within the EU’s Strategy for the Danube region as well as the migrant flows in Europe.
In Mitov’s words, the excellent bilateral relations and the good level of communication between Bulgaria and Austria in international organization are symbols of their common stance on issues of importance to Europe.
Kurz added that Austria is among the largest investors in Bulgaria and expressed hope that the political and economic relations will be further strengthened and developed.

Sofia News Agency

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