site.btaTwinning between Bulgarian, Moldovan Municipalities Continues
The Bulgarian municipality of Dolni Dabnik, Pleven Region, and the Moldovan commune of Gangura, Ialoven region, have become twin settlements. The cooperation agreement between the two municipalities was signed by Radoslav Todorov, Deputy Mayor of Dolni Dabnik municipality, and Marcel Bobeica, Mayor of Gangura commune.
The agreement is aimed to establish mutually beneficial relations in the fields of culture, community activities, cultural heritage, sport and tourism. The parties will also cooperate in social activities, economy, agriculture and forestry in order to create favourable conditions for the successful development of the two municipalities.
A delegation from Bulgaria, including the mayor of the village of Krushovitsa, municipality of Dolni Dabnik, Metodi Nedyalkov, and the chairman of the community center in the village of Krushovitsa, Ivan Petkov, is visiting the smallest settlement with a Bulgarian population (160 inhabitants, 78 of whom are Bulgarians) in Moldova - the village of Homuteanovca, which is part of the commune of Gangura, the initiator of the twinning, the Chairman of the "Future 2008" Foundation, Ivaylo Angelov, told BTA on Wednesday. This is the seventh consecutive twinning between Bulgarian and Moldovan villages, organized by the foundation.
According to the 2004 census, 910 people live in Gangura commune, 61 of whom are ethnic Bulgarians. Gangura was founded in 1485.