MINSK – Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Petko Doykov as the Bulgarian delegation is visiting the Republic of Belarus on 10-12 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The parties highlighted the importance of promoting a political dialogue between the two countries and expressed hope for further ministerial contacts. Development of relations between the parliaments was hailed as one of the most crucial elements of the Belarusian-Bulgarian cooperation,” the ministry said.
Vladimir Makei emphasized the need for joint efforts to boost the dynamics of bilateral trade and increase Belarusian exports to Bulgaria. The cooperation in tourism and a number of other promising areas of interaction were also discussed during the meeting.
Belarus-Bulgara ministerial consultations were held in Minsk on 11 September. The Belarusian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko, the Bulgarian delegation was led by Deputy Minister Petko Doykov. The parties reviewed a wide range of bilateral issues, including political, trade, economic, humanitarian cooperation between Belarus and Bulgaria. The parties agreed to promote contacts at the level of the ministries, and also within the framework of the Belarusian-Bulgarian intergovernmental commission on cooperation in trade, economy and science and bilateral working groups.
Oleg Kravchenko and Petko Doykov exchanged views on the situation in the regions of Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, analyzed Belarusian-Bulgarian interaction within international organizations.