site.btaMinister Lorer Meets with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte
Innovation and Growth Minister Daniel Lorer on Monday met with visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at Sofia Tech Park. The two discussed possibilities for advancing bilateral relations in the field of innovation, digitalization and investments in high-tech productions, Lorer’s Ministry said.
Lorer and Rutte discussed cooperation between startups, small and mid-sized companies, investments with high added value, research, infrastructure connectivity, artificial intelligence and boosting ties between universities and businesses.
The two also discussed interaction in supercomputers, hydrogen, batteries, green economy and smart agriculture.
Minister Lorer noted that the Bulgarian government focuses on innovation and promoting economic growth and on the fight against corruption and observing rule of law in order to improve conditions for business and the investment climate in Bulgaria.
“With the new approach we have many business opportunities to offer to Dutch investors in various technological areas,” said Lorer.
The Dutch Prime Minister was familiarized with some of the technological and innovation projects in Bulgaria.
Dutch companies are among the largest foreign investors, mainly in manufacturing and IT services, the press release recalls.