New Bulgarian President Plevneliev: Bulgarian Unity Has Deep RootsDomestic | January 22, 2012, Sunday // 12:15| views
New Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev (L) giving his first speech Sunday in the presence of outgoing President Georgi Parvanov (R). Photo by the Office of the President.
Rosen Plevneliev gave his first speech as Bulgaria's President at an official inauguration ceremony at the Unknown Soldier monument Sunday.
"Bulgarians are a people with deep, strong roots. In the past, we have been united at times when everyone of us was looking to one direction, one goal," said Plevneliev.
He vowed to develop a comprehensive and thorough program for Bulgaria's development, based on a broad public debate.
"I will be modern Bulgaria's pragmatic president," stated Plevneliev, saying he will work not only for economic growth, but also for justice, a balanced regional development, education and culture.
After giving their speeches, Rosen Plevneliev and outgoing Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov headed to the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.
Then, Plevneliev with VP Margarita Popova were welcomed by Parvanov and VP Angel Marin at the Presidency Building, where they are holding private meetings.
The end of the meetings will have Plevneliev and Popova officially seeing off Parvanov and Marin from their erstwhile office.
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