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Prime Minister Borissov: The development of infrastructure projects between Bulgaria and Serbia will contribute to the connectivity of the entire region
07 December 2017
The development of infrastructure projects between Bulgaria and Serbia will contribute to the connectivity of the entire region. This was said by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at a meeting with the Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. She is in Bulgaria on occasion of the working meeting among the Western Balkan countries’ leaders.
During the meeting, the two Prime Ministers gave priority to the agreed construction of the gas transport connection between Bulgaria and Serbia. They also expressed appreciation for the progress on projects of mutual interest, such as the construction of the Nis - Sofia highway and the electrification of the railway between Nis and the Bulgarian border. The economic benefit from the implementation of the projects for the modernization of the Zhelezni Vrata gateways and the Sava River port of Brcko will be of immense importance not only for the two countries, but also for the citizens and the business throughout Europe. Borissov and Brnabic expressed appreciation for the high-level bilateral cooperation, whereby the Bulgarian Prime Minister stressed that only two days later a Memorandum between the two countries will be signed on the reduction of roaming tariffs.
During the meeting, the Bulgarian Prime Minister also said that our country will continue to support Serbia's EU integration progress during the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU.
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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