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Prime Minister Borissov: by signing the Agreement for Good Neighborly Relations we will open a new page in our relations with the Republic of Macedonia
26 July 2017
The signing of the Agreement for Friendship, Good Neighborly Relations and Cooperation with the Republic of Macedonia is an expression of Bulgaria’s desire to build modern good neighborly relations, based on European values. This was said by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during today’s government session. He noted that over the years several Bulgarian governments from the entire political spectrum have been involved in the negotiations, thereby withstanding the Bulgarian national interest.
According to Borissov, the visit of the Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Sofia and the expressed position on our common history is a first step in the strife for establishing a new spirit in the relations with their neighbors. “The European Union appreciates the agreement as a first step and a new beginning for the development of the European perspective of the Republic of Macedonia,” added the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov also noted that with the signing of the agreement a new page in the relations between the two countries will be opened and a cordial friendship will be established.
During the government meeting, Minister Ivaylo Moskovski presented another document, which will provide the opportunity for taking concrete actions for completing the construction of the railway connection between Bulgaria and Macedonia.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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