Berlin Mayor to Meet Bulgarian President, PM

Diplomacy | July 22, 2010, Thursday // 09:31|  views

Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit and Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova during their meeting Wednesday. Photo by BGNES.

The mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit is going to meet Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and PM Boyko Borisov during his official visit to Sofia Thursday.

Wednesday Wowereit met his Sofia counterpart Yordanka Fandakova.

The two mayors discussed spurring greater German investment in Sofia, and transferring knowledge to the Bulgarian capital about how to help the city attract more tourists.

“Sofia has seen a lot of foreign investments but generally the German investors are not in the leading spots so we would like to attract more of them, and we have invited investors from Berlin to visit Sofia in the fall. We would also like to present the tourism opportunities that Sofia offers,” explained Fandakova referring to the apartment buildings constructed during the communist period in Bulgaria and in East Germany using the same technology.

“Keeping in mind the good relations between the two nations, I think that Germany has to work more on investing in Bulgaria,” said in turn Klaus Wowereit referring to the joint initiative of bringing companies from Berlin to Sofia in the fall. He also did mention that Bulgarian investors would be welcome in the German capital.

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Tags: Berlin, Berlin Mayor, Klaus Wowereit, Yordanka Fandakova, Sofia Mayor, Germany, German investors, panel apartment, tourism, foreign tourists, Georgi Parvanov, Boyko Borisov


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