Today, March 29, 2019, the minister for European affairs, George Ciamba, participated in bilateral meetings with Emilia Kraleva, the deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, and Denitsa Zheleva, advisor to the Bulgarian prime minister on foreign affairs, on the margins of the 5th meeting of the Romania-Bulgaria High Level Cooperation Council.
In his discussions with Emilia Kraleva and Denitsa Zheleva, Minister George Ciamba welcomed the close partnership between Romania and Bulgaria, in the context of the 140 years since the countries first established diplomatic relations. The Romanian-Bulgarian relations are built on a strong foundation: neighbourhood, EU and NATO membership. The Romanian official expressed the view that the two countries should necessarily increase and diversify their cooperation.
The minister for European affairs also introduced to the two Bulgarian officials the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Romanian official informed his Bulgarian counterparts that reinvigorating cooperation on the Black Sea was one of the priorities included in the Romanian agenda and that Romania relied on the support of the authorities of Sofia to promote that objective on the EU agenda.
In his exchange of views with the Bulgarian officials, George Ciamba also pointed out Romania’s role in strengthening the EU-BSEC relationships and in re-energising the Black Sea Synergy, as complementary aspects in Romania’s approach to the Black Sea.