PM Borissov Meets with Egypt's President el-Sisi
January 15 (BTA) - Meeting with Egypt's President
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov
said, as quoted by the Government Information Service: "The real
breakthrough achieved in the political contacts between
Bulgaria and Egypt in the last two years can bring about new
practical manifestations of cooperation in all areas."
The two officials talked at Wednesday's formal opening of the
Berenice Naval Base on the Red Sea coast. Borissov noted that
constructive political dialogue since 2018 has opened a new page
in stepping up bilateral cooperation in all areas - politics,
the economy, energy, culture, education and tourism.
The Prime Minister was adamant that Bulgaria will continue
supporting Egypt's efforts in the fight against terrorism and
religious extremism. "We appreciate as very positive Egypt's
Presidency of the African Union and the country's leadership
role in the Arab League," said Borissov.
He stressed Bulgaria's particular interest in bilateral energy
cooperation in view of Egypt's natural gas resources and the
implementation of a number of energy projects in Bulgaria. "This
will help us be both a consumer and a transit hub for
considerable amounts of natural gas from Asia and the Middle
East to Europe," the Prime Minister said.
At the opening ceremony, Borissov also met with the Crown Prince
of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is
Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed
The two concurred that the dynamics of bilateral relations
should be maintained while creating prerequisites for an even
more active partnership. They discussed ways to build upon
contacts in energy, agriculture, tourism, innovation and high
technology. Borissov stressed that Bulgaria's participation in
Expo 2020 Dubai will help to upgrade bilateral economic
The Bulgarian Prime Minister and Abu DhabiТs Crown Prince noted
the good cooperation in home affairs and the fight against
organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking and cybercrime.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir
Karakachanov is on the Bulgarian delegation. RY/DD