Athens, July 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Sofia on August 1 to participate in the Supreme Greece – Bulgaria G2G Cooperation Council.
It is the first visit of the Greek prime minister in a Balkan country, which however appears to be the firsts of many visits to come to other countries in the coming months, according to information of IBNA by a top government source.
According to the schedule of the premier’s visit, in which he will be accompanied by a number of ministers, A. Tsipras will meet with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, and then there will be a private meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov, followed by the enlarged Council of the two states with the participation of members of ministerial councils.
Relations between the two countries recently developed into a new basis for cooperation and understanding on a number of issues of common interest, through the constructive cooperation of the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his homolog Daniel Mitov. The two ministers have taken a number of initiatives, both for their cooperation, as well as cooperation in the Balkans.
The issues that will be given special attention at the Supreme Council will be cooperation in areas of security, borders, energy, trade, culture and education.