site.btaBulgarian Delegation at UN 77th General Assembly Session
The Bulgarian government delegation led by caretaker Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov, which is in New York to participate in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, took part in Monday’s Summit on Transforming Education, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
In a video address, President Rumen Radev reaffirmed Bulgaria's constant commitment to better, quality and accessible education. He called for greater international cooperation and focused on opportunities for the development of digital learning.
The Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN, Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva, also made a statement in her capacity as President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), stressing that transforming education and unleashing human potential is key to the overall progress of societies.
The Bulgarian delegation also took part in the Sustainable Goals Moment, with the discussion focused on the globally unprecedented situation resulting from the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the growing threats to global economy, among others.
Milkov also took part in an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers focused on global consequences from the war in Ukraine, including high energy and food prices.
In addition, the Foreign Minister and the accompanying delegation also met with Jewish organisations in the United States. The fight against antisemitism and the National Plan for marking of the 80th anniversary next year of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews in World War II were discussed, as well as the situation in Ukraine, the energy crisis and the situation in the Middle East.
Representatives of the American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith, the National Coalition in Support of Eurasian Jewry, the Anti-Defamation League and the World Jewish Congress participated in the discussions and appreciated the dialogue with Bulgaria, which contributes to deepening the Bulgarian-American strategic partnership.
Milkov also conferred with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The sides agreed on particular actions to improve economic relations and boost cooperation in fields like high tech, communication, medicine and trade in the context of the forthcoming 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2023.