Bulgarian President to Pay Two-Day Official Visit to Serbia

Diplomacy | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 15:21|  views

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will pay an official visit to Serbia on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic.

The visit reflects the focus of Plevneliev's foreign policy programme on regional cooperation, better connectivity between the countries of the region and their EuroAtlantic perspective, Focus news agency reports.

The Bulgarian President will be welcomed by Nikolic at the Palace of Serbia with an official ceremony on Thursday.

The two presidents will first hold a personal conversation and after that a plenary discussions between the two delegations will take place.

Following his meeting with Nikolic, Plevneliev will also meet Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic.

Among the topics of discussion will be opportunities for deepening bilateral cooperation between Bulgaria and Serbia in the areas of trade, economy, energy, education, culture and tourism.

The discussions will also focus on cooperation in the field of European integration and the role of the Bulgarian minority in Serbia.

On Friday Plevneliev is to meet representatives of local business in Serbia's Commercial Chamber with the aim of encouraging contacts between businesses of the two countries.

The Bulgarian Head of State will also lay a wreath at the memorial plaques of Bulgarian national heroes Vasil Levski and Georgi Rakovski in Belgrade's Tasmajdan Park.

Plevneliev will also meet with the Bulgarian minority in Serbia on Friday.

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