Prime Minister Mihai Tudose participated on Tuesday in the opening ceremony of the Lipnita-Kainargea border crossing point, alongside his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borisov, occasion on which he underscored the importance of the event.
“It’s a symbolic moment, it’s a moment that opens a day which will stand under the sign of inter-connectivity and joint efforts of the two countries, of the two governments, efforts in order to make operational everything that means local, regional, energy, shared safety inter-connection of the two countries. I am honored that, together with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister we start a day which, I believe, it will give meaning to the common future of the two countries,” Tudose said.
The ceremony was also attended by Interior Minister Carmen Dan, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Valentin Radev.
Romanian Gov’t officials in Varna, at the 4th meeting of the Romania-Bulgaria High-level Cooperation Council
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose was welcomed on Tuesday at the Evksinograd Palace in Varna by his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borisov.
The two PMs are going to have a tete-a-tete meeting, which will take place in the context of organising in Varna the 4th meeting of the Romania-Bulgaria High-level Cooperation Council.
In parallel with Tudose’s meeting with Borisov, the Evksinograd Palace will also host a series of bilateral meetings of Romanian officials with their Bulgarian counterparts.
These meetings will be followed by the meeting of the Romania-Bulgaria High-level Cooperation Council, which will highlight the continuation of the consolidated cooperation on various directions between the two neighbouring countries, partners in the EU and allied in NATO, according to the Romanian Government.
The agenda of the two governments’ joint meeting will include mutual interest topics, such as the economic cooperation, the transport and energy infrastructures, labour, domestic affairs, regional development and trans-border cooperation. The discussions will also be aimed at European matters and the prospects of coordination in the preparation of Romania’s and Bulgaria’s first mandates as presidents of the Council of the EU.
At the same time, the two governments will adopt a joint declaration referring to the main areas of bilateral, regional and European, Euro-Atlantic and international cooperation. During the meeting also signed will be a series of bilateral sectoral documents.
In the context of this event, Prime Minister Tudose will participate in Varna in the quadrilateral high-level meeting between Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece.
Furthermore, PM Tudose will hold joint press statements with the counterparts of Bulgaria, Boiko Borisov, and Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and with the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, according to the official schedule of the Romanian Prime Minister.
The Romanian delegation accompanying PM Tudose in Varna is made up of Deputy PM and Regional Development Minister Sevil Shhaideh, Deputy PM Marcel Ciolacu, Interior Minister Carmen Dan, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu, Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu, Energy Minister Toma Petcu, Economy Minister George Simon, Minister for Business Environment Ilan Laufer, Transport Minister Razvan Cuc, Communications Minister Lucian Sova, Labour Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu and Government Secretary General Mihai Busuioc.
Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Governments also had bilateral meetings in 2011, 2014 and 2015, in Bucharest, Ruse and Craiova.