During the outgoing week, Romania’s Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos paid a visit to Bulgaria. His talks with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov showed that the relations between the two countries are active and have been evolving.
Two days before the Borissov-Ciolos meeting, the Bulgarian gas transmission company Bulgartransgaz and its Romanian partner Transgaz negotiated the construction of a back-up interconnection Bulgaria – Romania. The interconnector will be ready within three months and will allow for trading in natural gas in the region. The prime ministers of the two countries acknowledged this fact as essential in extending and modernizing the gas transmission network and advancing towards gas prospecting and extraction locally. Dacian Ciolos stated that creating a network for the transmission and transportation of gas across the entire region was on the agenda of the upcoming talks between the governments of the two countries.
In the summer and the beginning of autumn the prime ministers and foreign ministers of the two countries will work together on bilateral issues, but also on matters on which they have a shared interest and on relations with Moldova and Serbia. This means taking bilateral relations to a new, multifarious level.