PM Boc: The Nabucco gas pipeline, main priority, yet more initiatives considered

The Nabucco gas pipeline is a main priority to Romania, but the Romanian Government will be interestedly considering any initiative that could enhance the energy security of the country and of the European Union, Prime Minister Emil Boc said on Wednesday.

‘As far as Romania is concerned, the Nabucco project is the main priority in the area of natural gas, yet we will be interestedly looking into any initiative that could contribute to enhancing the energy security of Romania and of the European Union,’ Boc said. The prime minister is on a two-day visit to Hungary, on an invitation from his Hungarian counterpart Gordon Bajnai.

While in Budapest, the Romanian prime minister will be attending the works of the Visegrad Group Summit on energy security and the Danube Summit. He is also scheduled to meet Hungary’s President Laszlo Solyom; leader of the main opposition FIDESZ party Viktor Orban and Serbia’s Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic.

The main themes to be discussed at the summit concern the supply and transmission of natural gas and oil, the reply mechanism of the European Union, as well as interconnections among EU member states in the areas of electricity and natural gas, Boc said. After the summits in Budapest, Boc will be on an official visit to Bulgaria, February 25-26, at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Bojko Borisov.

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