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February 9, 2023
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Diaconescu: US interested in shorter Nabucco

Former Foreign Affairs Minister and current Senator Cristian Diaconescu, who recently was on an official visit to Washington, pointed out in an interview for ‘Romania Libera’ that the US supports Romania in order to find a shorter and cheaper solution for Nabucco. “I met the American President’s special representative for energy issues, who told me that the United States supports Romania in order to find a solution that would be as viable as possible in what concerns Nabucco, but Washington encourages us to consider shorter options such as the one proposed by British Petroleum. This would mean the construction of a more efficient Nabucco that would connect Eurasia to Romania and Bulgaria up to Croatia. This shorter and cheaper route is considered a priority for the US,” Diaconescu pointed out.

Referring to internal issues, Diaconescu, who is the Honorary President of the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR), categorically rejected the idea of a merger with PDL, claiming that over 250 mayors will join UNPR at the end of 2011 and that future political arrangements will have ideological and doctrinaire bases. In what concerns Romania’s Schengen accession bid, the former Foreign Affairs Minister considers that “an intense bilateral exercise with all Schengen states” and a joint strategy with Bulgaria are needed.

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