Bulgaria FM to Attend Euro-Arab Meeting on Mediterranean Security

Diplomacy | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 10:02|  views

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. File photo, BGNES

Security and stability in the Mediterranean region will be the focus of a meeting on Thursday bringing together European and Arab leaders to which Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has been invited, his institution says.

As many as 16 states will be represented, the vast majority of them bordering the Mediterranean sea.

This includes both EU and Middle Eastern and North African countries.

The event will take place on the Greek island of Rhodes and will focus on solutions to the migrant crisis and other risks to regional security.

Together with Mediterranean countries, Bulgaria has been largely exposed to the inflow of Middle Eastern migrants that peaked last year.

Despite not sitting on the so-called Western Balkans route which was used by migrants in the summer of 2015, Bulgaria has seen a rising migratory pressure on its border with Turkey sometime after the route was practically closed last year, the government in Sofia has argued.

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