Mitsotakis and Radev met

Mitsotakis and Radev met

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had an afternoon meeting at the Maximos Mansion with the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev.

During the meeting, which was held amidst an excellent climate, the very good progress in economic cooperation between the two countries was pointed out.

The Prime Minister welcomed the Bulgarian President in Greece and mentioned the close ties of friendship and cooperation between the two peoples.

The Bulgarian President, for his part, stated that Greece and Bulgaria are strategic partners and underlined their bilateral co-operation in many areas, including the energy field and especially security issues.

The two leaders also discussed matters related to our neighborhood and the challenges it faces, focusing on migration and the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans.

On the issue of migration, Mr. Mitsotakis and Radev referred to the three countries’, Greece – Cyprus – Bulgaria, statement on immigration issues in the Eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, they expressed their support for the EU – Turkey Agreement, their concern about developments in the Middle East and the implications they may have regarding Turkey ‘s commitment to implement it.

As for the EU enlargement, the two leaders expressed their support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans, provided that strict conditionality is maintained. /ibna