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Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the migrant crisis and Brexit
19 October 2017
Bulgaria and the United Kingdom will continue their good cooperation for guaranteeing security in Europe, the management of migration flows, and the fight against terrorism, Prime Ministers Boyko Borissov and Theresa May were categorical during their meeting in Brussels before the start of the European Council.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May pointed out that she is well informed about the efforts of our country for protection of the border of the European Union and welcomes what has been achieved by the government.
Among the foci of the conversation was the topic for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. “Our countries have excellent bilateral relations that have proved their significance in time and the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU will not harm our cooperation and friendship,” highlighted Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
Prime Minister Borissov pointed out that a strong role for the relations between the two countries has the large Bulgarian diaspora in the United Kingdom. “Those are highly qualified experts that produce a considerable added value for the British economy. For us it is important that in the negotiations between Brussels and London legal certainty be guaranteed for the citizens and this is a leading priority,” said Borissov.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May invited Borissov to visit the United Kingdom.
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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