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Quotes | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 12:35|  views

"It did not make much sense to bring together Bulgarian and Qatari companies to seal deals. Qatar is a small country that does not count on such forums. The idea belongs entirely to Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov. I was skeptical since day one, but he insisted and offered to take over the organization. His subordinates even refused our help. When I realized that no Qatari people were in the hall, I immediately notified Mladenov. It never crossed my mind to complain before the PM. I understand now that I did not do it, but Mladenov did. I considered him a friend and an ally. I was shocked to learn he blamed me and my Ministry for not doing the job."

Ousted Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, commenting on Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov's stament he had to be sacked over the fiasco of the Bulgarian-Qatari business forum in Doha, where not even one single local investor showed up.

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