Bulgarian PM: ‘Greek-Bulgarian Relations Example for all Neighbors’



Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister. Photo by Wikimedia commons

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Monday that Greek-Bulgarian cooperation serves as an example for other neighbors. These remarks were made during his address to the 3rd Euro-Arab Summit in Athens.

“We will always be good friends with Greece and we would like others to follow suit,” he said, while stressing the importance of energy cooperation between the two countries.

Borisov said that he will discuss with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras cooperation on the remaining 25 percent of the IGB (Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria) gas pipeline project that still remains to be clarified.

He also referred to his personal relations with Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, noting that “we are a small group of people that insist on unity and an international presence of the European Union, and the Arab countries cannot but be a partner in this. We have better chances when we cooperate, when our efforts are coordinated,” he underlined.

The Bulgarian Prime Minister said that the high number of participants at the summit demonstrates the momentum and the prospects that exist for prosperity in the wider region.

He also referred to the importance of the protection of human rights, stressing the need to defend them.

Source: A.M.N.A.