Purvanov visits Azerbaijan for 'energy' discussions

Purvanov visits Azerbaijan for 'energy' discussions

Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov has started a two-day visit to Azerbaijan during which he will discuss strategic energy projects with his opposite number, president Ilham Aliyev.Recent accords signed between Bulgaria's Economy, Energy and Tourism Ministry and the equivalent department in Azerbaijan,  and between Bulgaria's state-owned Bulgartransgaz and Azerbaijan's state oil company, laid out co-operation between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan over transportation of Azeri compressed natural gas to Bulgaria via Georgia and across the Black Sea.Also up for discussions between the two countries is a recent proposal of Purvanov's during his recent meeting with Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul, for a trilateral meeting of the gas companies of Bulgaria, Turkey and Azerbaijan to agree on the specifics of how to transport natural gas from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria.

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