(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 19. Moldova is
interested in joining the Solidarity Ring, which entails the
delivery of additional gas volumes from Azerbaijan to Europe, State
Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Moldova,
Constantin Borosan said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
"A memorandum on the Solidarity Ring was signed in April,
bringing together several countries. This represents another
contribution by Azerbaijan strengthening Europe's energy security.
We are grateful to Azerbaijan for such a significant role. Moldova
is very interested in diversifying routes and sources of supply.
Such a project will contribute to enhancing energy security, and we
would like to join it," he said.
The state secretary pointed out that with the support of the
United States, the European Union, and Romania, Moldova now
procures natural gas from the European market.
“Of course, these are short-term projects, and we would like to
establish contracts for longer periods, spanning several years.
Moldova is currently seeking such solutions. We have previously
expressed our interest in purchasing natural gas from Azerbaijan
and hope that it will be possible. As for other countries from
which we are considering gas procurement, Romania, which has its
own sources, is certainly one of them," said Borosan.
Sofia hosted a ceremony of signing the Memorandum of
Understanding on the promotion of cooperation between
Bulgartransgaz (Bulgaria), Transgaz (Romania), FGSZ (Hungary),
Eustream (Slovakia), and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan
Republic (SOCAR) on April 25.
The Memorandum of Understanding outlines the directions of
cooperation between the four gas transmission system operators and
SOCAR for additional gas deliveries to Europe. The additional gas
supplies will be facilitated through the enhanced gas transmission
network of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia, known as the
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