Bulgaria keen to import Qatar gas through Greek ports

Bulgarian President proposes idea during visit to Doha.
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 Bulgarian and Qatari officials meeting in Doha this week have discussed the possibility of a north-south corridor supplying gas from Qatar to Southeast Europe via Greece .

Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria, proposed the construction of a south-to-north gas corridor while meeting Qatar's Emir on Tuesday.

Plevneliev said tighter connections with Qatar in the energy sector would be of key importance to Bulgaria and the countries in Southeast Europe.

He says Qatar could become the first country which exports natural gas to participate in the realisation of the south-to-north gas corridor.

The Bulgarian President said willingness for participation in such a project has already been expressed by the Visegrád Group states, which include the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, along with Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.

“We are looking for an opportunity for joint investments on the part of the seven countries for the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal on the territory of Greece. The realisation of such a project will definitely take time yet Bulgaria has to work for the diversification of its energy sources,“ Plevneliev said.

The possibilities for cooperation in the energy sector and the construction of zero-energy building were also discussed with the Emir of Qatar.

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