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Deputy Prime Minister Simeonov addressed the first session of the intergovernmental committee for economic cooperation between Bulgaria and Hungary
03 November 2017
The deep cultural ties and the dynamic economic relations were among the central topics in the address by the Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov at the opening of the First Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic Cooperation between Bulgaria and Hungary. The plenary session and the Bulgarian-Hungarian Business Forum were opened by the Deputy Prime Minister Simeonov and the Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov. The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Siarto presented the priorities and vision of Hungary for development of the bilateral relations.
Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov highlighted the traditionally friendly relations between Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as the fields of cooperation and the prospects for their strengthening. Simeonov thanked the Hungarian state for the positive treatment of the Bulgarian minority in Hungary and the state support for the preservation of their language, national identity, and historical memory as a Bulgarian community. The announcement by the parliaments of the two countries of 19 October, the day of the Bulgarian saint Ivan Rilski, for a Day of Bulgarian-Hungarian Friendship is an emblematic expression of the warm feelings between the two people.
In his address, Valeri Simeonov described in detail the strong economic partnership between Bulgaria and Hungary, focusing on bilateral trade, the pace of increase in the touristic volume, and the considerable foreign investments, which have been realized in Bulgaria by the Hungarian business.
The Bulgarian and Hungarian representatives agreed that the Intergovernmental Committee on Economic Cooperation will contribute to deepening the trade, economic, and investment relations.
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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