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Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria

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On 20 November 2018 the Center for the Study of Democracy together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria organised the Korea-Bulgaria Energy Forum “Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria”. The forum discussed several key topics such as the current state and the future developments of the energy sector in Bulgaria, the challenges related to energy transitions in Korea and Bulgaria as well as the opportunities for cooperation between Bulgaria and Korea in the energy field.

Among the keynote speakers were Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman of the Center for the Study of Democracy, H.E. Jeong Jinkyu, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bulgaria, Ms Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy and Mr Lyu Hyang-Reol, CEO of Korea South-East Power Co.

The Bulgarian and Korean participants agreed that there is a need of further bilateral cooperation in the energy sector and a potential for expansion. This collaboration could be especially fruitful in the area of renewable energy sources (RES) as both countries are striving to increase their energy independency. The event brought together representatives of the Bulgarian and Korean governments, executive agencies, business, NGOs, energy experts, academics, journalists and interested citizens.

The participants in the Korea-Bulgaria Energy Forum “Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria”, Sofia, 20 November 2018
Martin Vladimirov giving a presentation on the prospects of decarbonisation and energy decentralisation in Bulgaria
During the Korea-Bulgaria Energy Forum “Strengthening Cooperation in Energy Sector between Korea and Bulgaria”, Sofia, 20 November 2018

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