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Romanian, Bulgarian PMs hold phone call, plan joint government sitting and increasing road interconnectivity

Premier Viorica Dancila and her Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov held a phone call on Tuesday at the latter’s initiative, the organization of a joint government meeting and increasing road interconnectivity between Romania and Bulgaria being among the subjects discussed, the government said in a release.

Premier Borisov highlighted Romania’s role in the efforts to set up the modern Bulgarian state and thanked PM Dancila for the contribution of the Romanian people; Borisov also congratulated Dancila on taking over office as Prime Minister.

“The high Romanian dignitary offered congratulations on the National Day of Bulgaria on March 3, the commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of San Stefano in 1878 that marked the end of the 1877 – 1878 war and set the foundations of the modern Bulgarian state; Dancila mentioned the Romania – Bulgaria relation and the common aspirations of the two nations. She also spoke about the excellent bilateral relationship between Romania and Bulgaria, which can be characterized as a ‘deep partnership’ and the importance of further developing it,” the release said.

The two heads of government discussed the organization of a new quadrilateral meeting of the Prime Ministers of Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and the President of Serbia, a bilateral meeting, and the joint Romania – Bulgaria government meeting. Increasing road interconnectivity between the two countries and exchanging best practices were other subjects approached.

PM Viorica Dancila also offered congratulations for Bulgaria’s job so far at the Presidency of the EU Council, stating that Romania supports the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency and appreciates Bulgaria’s emphasis on the importance of the European perspective of the Western Balkans, the release adds.

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