SOFIA, March 10 Bulgaria's energy ministry said
on Monday the South Stream gas pipeline should be built as the
Russian project was of significant importance for the security
of supplies to the Balkan country.
"For the energy ministry, South Stream is a strategic
project of national importance," Energy Minister Dragomir
Stoynev said in an emailed position to Reuters.
"We insist on its implementation because it is essential for
the security of supply of natural gas for our country, for the
growth of our economy and for the increase of employment,"
Stoynev said in a statement.
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Anthony Barker)