Bulgaria is deeply interested in increasing gas supplies from Azerbaijan, Bulgarian Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov said in an interview with Report.

“The current situation of disrupted gas supplies by our main supplier ‘Gazprom’ has underlined the exceptional need for diversification. In order to guarantee its energy security, Bulgaria is deeply interested in increasing gas supplies from Azerbaijan and other natural gas sources as well.

In recent weeks, the Bulgarian side has actively discussed with current and potential partners this topic and we are confident that talks will have positive outcome. These discussions give us ground to believe that diversified gas supplies for our country are not a mirage, but a real priority for which Azerbaijan plays one of the leading roles,” the minister noted.