Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union BG

PRIME MINISTERS BORISSOV AND HARADINAJ DISCUSSED THE DEVELOPMENT OF BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BULGARIA AND KOSOVO

16.04.2018

 

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Kosovo Boyko Borissov and Ramush Haradinaj discussed the development of bilateral relations and the need for good neighborly relations as a condition for stability and prosperity in the Balkan region. The meeting was held in Pristina during the visit of the Bulgarian Prime Minister.

 

There is a need to expand the contacts, especially in the areas of the economy, energy, investments, and tourism. Borissov suggested that a ministerial visit be organized in the near future to provide incentives for this process and to support the development of the Kosovo economy. “We believe that Bulgaria can achieve even greater presence on the Kosovo markets in the near future,” said the Bulgarian Prime Minister and added that the Bulgarian business is open to contacts with partners from Kosovo in relation to the construction of planned infrastructure projects.

 

During the meeting, it was noted that the development of a legal framework for the protection and guarantee of minority rights constitutes an indicator for the progress of reforms in Kosovo, the development of civil society, and the abidance by the best European practices. Bulgaria is particularly interested in progress in this area because there is a community of Kosovo citizens declaring Bulgarian identity, Prime Minister Borissov said.

 

At his meeting with Ramush Haradinaj, the Bulgarian Prime Minister highlighted that the European perspective for the Western Balkan countries depends on peace and stability in the region. In his words, each state should show that it is wise to follow the European path.