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Deputy Prime Minister Simeonov met with the Chinese Ambassador Zhang Haizhou on the occasion of the issue with the “Rose Damascena”
06 November 2017
Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov raised the issue with and asked for assistance the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Haizhou concerning the case about the import of Bulgarian food products with contents of rose Damascena, which caused concern among the Bulgarian producers that export to China.
Recently, it became clear that in March 2010, the Department of Food Safety Standards, Research, and Evaluation at the National Health Program with the National Committee for Health and Family Planning of the Chinese People’s Republic adopted and published an additional list of allowed ingredients for food products in China. The document amounts to the so-called “positive list” of traditionally non-edible ingredients that can be used in food products. This development caused serious concerns that anything that is not included in the list cannot be added to food products and distributed on the Chinese market. Ambassador Haizhou made the commitment to look into the procedure with the Chinese authorities and to assist the inclusion of the rose Damascena in the list. Deputy Prime Minister Simeonov requested that this be undertaken as soon as possible.
The two sides express the common position that the Bulgarian producers and traders exporting to China have no grounds for concern in respect to the export of food products that have been allowed until the current moment, including rose-extracted ingredients.
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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