Bulgaria, Serbia Agree On Laying Gas Pipeline With Russia

August 9, 2010
Sofia and Belgrade have agreed on the route from Bulgaria into Serbia along which they will lay the South Stream pipeline with Russia, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said Saturday during an interview on bTV television.
South Stream is to become a new route for transporting Russian gas across the Black Sea to countries in south and central Europe. Russia has inked intergovernmental agreements with on the project with Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Plans call for the pipeline to be built by the end of 2015.
Borisov and Serbian President Boris Tadic held negotiations this week in Bulgaria on ways the two countries will co-operate.
Borisov said the pipeline's route will pass through the Serbian city of Dimitrovgrad which is on the border with Bulgaria.
"For Serbia, Dimitrovgrad is the best route and for us it is not so important since the pipeline will pass through Sofia in any case. I am happy we were able to satisfy and help our neighbors", he said.
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