Bulgaria: Foreign Ministry summons Greek ambassador over the situation at the Promachonas crossing point

Bulgaria: Foreign Ministry summons Greek ambassador over the situation at the Promachonas crossing point

During his meeting with Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Chronopoulos, Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Petko Doykov raised the issue of opening the border checkpoints at the Bulgarian-Greek border. According to the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greek Ambassador was summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in relation to the new rules for entering Greece.

Deputy Foreign Minister Doykov stressed the difficult situation at the Kulata-Promachonas border checkpoint and the long queues that can bee seen, which are causing great disturbance to the citizens. The Bulgarian side also raised the issue of creating separate corridors at the border for European Union citizens and third countries, in order to speed up the passage.

According to diplomatic sources, the Greek Ambassador expressed his regret for the situation and explained that the new rules for entering Greece apply to all citizens, regardless of their nationality, and aim to keep the coronavirus situation under control after the country opens its doors to foreign tourists. Ambassador Chronopoulos pledged to convey the issues raised by the Bulgarian side to Athens, expressing hope that a quick solution would be found. /ibna