Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met Monday with visiting here Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri. The sides discussed the implementation of joint projects and the signing of bilateral agreements in energy, transport and agriculture. Borissov assured the guest of his country's support for Georgia's accession to NATO. "Today's talks serve as evidence of the wish and intentions for joint work and fulfillment of future ideas and projects," the Bulgarian Prime Minister stated.
Bulgaria is in negotiations with Georgia for the transit of 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan. "Bulgaria wants to buy the compressed liquefied natural gas from Azerbaijan through Georgia and the Black Sea," PM Borisov said.
A Programme on Cooperation in Culture for the 2010-2012 period was signed in the presence of the two prime ministers. Later in the day the Georgian Prime Minister attended the opening of a Bulgarian-Georgian Business Forum at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It transpired at the forum that, according to different estimates, Bulgarian-Georgian commodity exchange is put between 700 million and 1,000 million US dollars annually. Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov said there are untapped possibilities in the field of the export of Bulgarian construction services for Georgian energy infrastructure projects and in tourism.