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Radev, Iohannis to seek closer ties as Bulgaria and Romania prepare to host EU presidency

Radev, Iohannis to seek closer ties as Bulgaria and Romania prepare to host EU presidency
Less than a week after visiting Greece, Bulgarian President Roumen Radev’s diplomatic forays took him to the country’s other European Union neighbour when he embarked on a two-day trip to Bucharest, where he met with Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis on June 28.

The two heads of state discussed a wide range of topics, from closer bilateral ties to energy and judiciary reform. At a news conference after their talks, both Radev and Iohannis pointed out that the two countries, which joined the EU together in January 2017, will hold the rotating six-month presidency of the EU just a year apart, describing this as a chance for closer cooperation within the EU.

“This is a special opportunity and we discussed the need to strengthen dialogue as regards the preparations for the presidencies. We will actively contribute to discussions regarding the future of Europe and we are committed to act alongside the member states that support the reinvigoration and consolidation of the European project. Together, we support a strong Union, close to its citizens, which ensures the internal and external security, as well as the prosperity of its citizens,” Iohannis said./IBNA

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