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Bulgaria will host the 7th Meeting of heads of state and government from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and China in 2018
27 November 2017
Bulgaria will host the 7th Meeting of Heads of State and Government from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe and China in 2018. This was agreed during the plenary debates in the framework of the Meeting of Heads of State and Government from Central and Eastern Europe and China, which is currently held in Budapest.
I am grateful to the Prime Minister Li Keqiang, to Prime Minister Victor Orban, to each of my colleagues for their support for Bulgaria as a host for the next summit of the “16+1” initiative, said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He pointed out that the next year is very important for our country also because of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. “The high degree of motivation and mobilization of the government, resulting from the preparations for the Presidency, will also contribute to the preparation and organization of a successful hosting of the 7th Summit of the “16+1” in Sofia,” said Borissov.
He reminded that in 2018 Bulgaria will also host another key event in the framework of the “16+1” format – the meeting in Plovdiv of local leaders. Important events will also be held by the Centre for strengthening the cooperation between CEECs and China in agriculture in Sofia.
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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