Bulgaria to Welcome Top Diplomats of Macedonia, Brazil, South Africa within 2 Days

Diplomacy | August 31, 2011, Wednesday // 20:37|  views

Pictured: South African Minister of International Relations Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (C) and their Brazilian counterpart Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (R) at the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) ministerial meeting in New Delhi, India on 08 March 2011. EPA/BGN

Three countries' top diplomats – the Foreign Ministers of Macedonia, Brazil, and South Africa – will pay visits to Bulgaria's capital Sofia in just two days, Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry announced.

Macedonia's Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki is arriving in Sofia Wednesday night for his official visit on September 1.

He will have talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov that will focus on Macedonia's EU integration and joint infrastructure projects. The two countries top diplomats are scheduled to sign memorandum of cooperation on Macedonia's EU integration.

The following day, Friday, September 2, Bulgaria will be visited by the Foreign Minister of Brazil Antonio Patriota, a key member of the administration of Bulgaria-descended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Friday will be an extremely busy day for Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, as he will also welcome Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa.

South Africa's Foreign Minister will remain in Bulgaria from September 2 till September 4; the talks in Sofia will focus on Africa's security situation and the EU-South Africa relations.

After the high profile diplomatic visits in Sofia, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov is heading abroad. On September 2-3, he will take part in the "Gymnich" format (i.e. informal, named after German castle Gymnich) meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers in Sopot, Poland.

On September 7-8, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister will visit Turkey's Ankara for talks with his counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu.

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