Bulgaria Backs Turkey's European Integration Bid

Diplomacy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 13:47|  views

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev (L) and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul. Photo by the Bulgarian presidency

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has declared its support for Turkey's European integration efforts during his visit to the country.

At a joint press conference, Plevneliev and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul, vowed to work towards the further development of the economic ties between the two countries.

Plevneliev revealed that Gul was the first foreign President who congratulated him on winning the election in 2011.

He added that Turkey is the top tourist destination of Bulgarians, as well as the country's second largest export destination, with the trade turnover between the two states reaching EUR 3 B despite the crisis.

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Tags: turkey, european integration, Rosen Plevneliev, economic ties, export, tourist, Abdullah Gul


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