PM Sergey Stanishev: Pace of work on Nabucco should not be slowed down

ANKARA

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev determined the signing of the Nabucco agreement in Ankara an important step forward, government’s press office reports.

The realization of every good initiative takes time and many efforts and if we remember the way the idea for the Nabucco project was born in 2002, we will appreciate the time needed to reach this stage, PM Stanishev said before the media in Ankara, after he signed the document, together with the representatives of Austria, Romania, Turkey and Hungary.

“Bulgaria has always backed the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline and has always been active since the very beginning”, Stanishev reminded at the press conference after the signing ceremony. We want good dialog with the countries producers of natural gas on the grounds of a mutually useful partnership, Stanishev said, and made a report on the good work done on the agreement.

In his words, this is the groundwork on which the countries will rely and there is a need of ambition on behalf of all participants to realize the project.

Sergey Stanishev expressed his gratitude to all representatives of the countries involved in the project for reaching the stage of the signing of the Nabucco project and especially to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the EU Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs for their support in the work-out of the principles stated in the document.

The Bulgarian prime minister appealed to all project participants to work harder on the grounds of the legal framework achieved and not to slow down the pace of the work on the project.

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