Security co-operation main topic in phone call between Bulgarian, UK PMs

Security co-operation main topic in phone call between Bulgarian, UK PMs

The extremely good security co-operation between the UK and Bulgaria was the main topic in a phone conversation between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borissov, the government information service in Sofia said.

The conversation, held at the request of Johnson, focused on the large number of successful joint operations in the fight against crime and drug trafficking.

We must continue to work in these areas, Borissov said, according to the government statement.

He said that another important area of co-operation that needs to be strengthened is education.

The two prime ministers also agreed on the importance of protecting Europe’s external borders, the statement said.

On the topic of Brexit, Borissov said that Bulgaria would do everything possible to reach a deal, which, he said, would be good for everyone.

Borissov noted that there are many Bulgarian citizens living in the United Kingdom and many UK citizens living in Bulgaria. This, in his words, enriches the two societies.

During the conversation, Borissov emphasised the importance of the Balkans and Southeast Europe.

He said that next year Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia are to co-chair the Berlin Process, to which the British Prime Minister will be invited.

Johnson, on his part, congratulated Borissov on his government and the results of the European elections. Johnson invited Borissov to visit the UK, while the Bulgarian Prime Minister also invited his British counterpart to visit Bulgaria./ibna