Following a series of requests by Bulgaria's government for a meeting to discuss outstanding haulage issues, Turkey has confirmed officially that a meeting will be held late this month, Bulgaria's transport ministry said.
The meeting will be held on February 21 in Ankara, the transport ministry said in a press release on Sunday.
During the meeting the sides are expected to determine the quotas for one-time transit permits for road hauliers between the two countries, among other issues of mutual interest, the ministry said.
At the end of January Turkey declared invalid the permits granted to Bulgarian hauliers, prompting Bulgaria to take a reciprocal step. Consequently, the two countries closed their borders to each other's trucks.