During a working visit to Paris, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov conferred with French Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Mitov's Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.
After their session, which lasted for more than an hour and a half, the two chief diplomats concurred that coping with the migrant crisis is an exceedingly serious common challenge to the entire European Union. Mitov presented to his counterpart Bulgaria's position in connection with the migrant crisis and the challenges that this country faces, especially along its southern border. "The idea that Europe has external borders and they belong to Europe as a whole is a project behind which we must all consolidate. France and Germany border on Turkey through the border of Bulgaria and Greece," Mitov said at his meeting with Ayrault.
"The question of border security is very important, and we must enhance the role of Frontex and the protection of these borders," Ayrault asserted for his part.