Bulgarian staff comes to Turkey for pipe project
KAYSERİ - Hürriyet Daily News
Taner Yıldız.A technical committee from Bulgaria has started working with Turkish staff on a natural gas pipeline between the two countries, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said March 23 at a ceremony at Melikşah University in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
“We are evaluating the details of the 102-kilometer pipeline project, including how loans for the project could be provided, and whether the construction would be performed by the private sector,” Yıldız said, according to the Anatolia news agency.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov chaired the first joint Cabinet meeting as part of a newly inaugurated High-Level Cooperation Council mechanism on March 20. Following the meeting, which aimed to deepen economic ties between the two countries, the two prime ministers also met separately face-to-face. Erdoğan said that Turkey would help Bulgaria with its natural gas issues. This is a political decision, Yıldız said.
“The meeting held by the esteemed prime ministers is very important for us. The outcome of the meeting is very important [and we consider it as] a directive for us,” Yıldız said