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Prime Minister Borissov: Bulgaria is for an EU-Turkey dialogue that solves problems
07 January 2018
A serious debate about the future of the European Union in the light of Brexit is on the agenda but our country will make efforts to restore the good tone and the relations of partnership between Turkey and EU member states, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at a meeting with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two discussed the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov underlined that Bulgaria is interested in normalizing the dialogue between Ankara and Brussels and will try to contribute to achieving a settlement that would rather solve than create problems.
Borissov and Erdogan, who spoke after the official ceremony for the opening of the restored Bulgarian Church “St. Stefan” in Istanbul, expressed a high appreciation for the positive dynamics between the two countries, as well as for Turkey's contribution to curbing the migratory pressure on the Bulgarian border and towards Europe. It was emphasized that the intensification of bilateral contacts at political and expert levels in recent months has stimulated the development of relations in important areas for Bulgaria and Turkey, such as agriculture, transport, and energy.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov thanked President Erdogan for his personal commitment and for the Turkish state's efforts to restore the Church. He pointed out that today's event is not just a proof of the cooperation between our countries and of the tolerance between religions, but also an example of how understanding and peace are the way to reaching progress on all issues.
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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