The Bulgarian PM, Boiko Borisov, welcomed his Romanian counterpart, Mihai Tudose, in Varna shortly before holding private talks with him regarding the organization, again in Varna, of the 4th meeting of the Romania-Bulgaria High-level Cooperation Council. High officials from the neighbouring countries had held bilateral meetings on three other occasions in the near past, namely in 2011, 2014 and 2015, in the cities of Bucharest, Ruse and Craiova.
Moreover, delegations from both countries are to meet and discuss ahead of the above mentioned Cooperation Council. A Council which will further strengthen the ties between Bulgaria and Romania and their existing cooperation on various regional and international levels (NATO among others).
The agenda of the two will focus on economy, energy, infrastructure and their overall development in the near future. Domestic as well as European affairs are high on it especially so, since Bulgaria and Romania will soon preside at the European Council.
The two neighbouring states are about to sign documents of bilateral importance for their cooperation and are going to adopt a common declaration regarding their regional and international stance.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mihai Tudose, the Romanian Minister of Interior Affairs, Carmen Dan and their Bulgarian counterparts were at the opening ceremony at the border crossing of Lipnita-Kainargea.
1st Quadrilateral meeting
The Romanian PM, Mihai Tudose is in Varna because of the 1st quadrilateral meeting between Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece too. Based on official info, PM Tudose, Boiko Borisov, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, will hold a joint presser.
The full delegation from Romania in Varna
Deputy PM and Regional Development Minister Sevil Shhaideh, Deputy PM Marcel Ciolacu, Interior Minister Carmen Dan, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu, Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu, Energy Minister Toma Petcu, Economy Minister George Simon, Minister for Business Environment Ilan Laufer, Transport Minister Razvan Cuc, Communications Minister Lucian Sova, Labour Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu and Government Secretary General Mihai Busuioc…/IBNA