District Governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Giorgos Pavlidis assured Deputy Chairperson of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) party Tsvetan Tsvetanov that the Rudozem-Xanthi border checkpoint between Bulgaria and Greece would be ready in 2017.
The news broke at the meeting between Mr Pavlidis and Mr Tsvetanov, which was also attended by District Governor of Bulgaria’s district of Smolyan Nikolay Melemov and Mayor of Zlatograd Miroslav Yanchev, the press office of the CEDB announced.
“You know that Mr Pavlidis and I share a real friendship, which dates back to 2008, and since them he has been a strong supporter of all initiatives connected with the development of cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Greece.
He was one of the major engines on behalf of Greece back in 2010 for the launching of the checkpoint at Zlatograd, which sets extra preconditions for development of the Zlatograd – Xanthi region,” Mr Tsvetanov said after the meeting.
In his words, Giorgos Pavlidis made great efforts to provide extra financing for the project, which cost 45 million euros.