Serbia has conferred its highest state honour on Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, the Bulgarian government information service said.
The Order of the Republic of Serbia was conferred on Borissov “for the development and consolidation of peaceful co-operation and friendly relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Bulgaria”.
“Allow me to accept this award on behalf of all the Bulgarians who have made enormous efforts during the Bulgarian Presidency (of the Council of the EU) – to all who believe that Serbia is an integral part of Europe, that it will soon be a member of the European Union,” Borissov said at the ceremony at which the honour was handed to him by Serbian President Aleksander Vučić
Borissov said that there is no better way than neighbors to be EU member states, because together they could work on the identified infrastructure projects – railways, highways, gas pipelines, tourism.
“I can assure you that no matter how difficult the world is, however difficult the decisions we make, especially after the war – I believe and see that Serbia is on the right path and nothing is better than friendship, peace and good-fellowship among peoples,” Borissov said./IBNA