Bulgarian PM to receive Turkish counterpart

Bulgarian PM to receive Turkish counterpart

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Bulgaria today at the invitation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Erdogan and Borisov will hold a bilateral meeting, and exchange views on bilateral relations, regional developments and international topics concerning the two countries.

PM Erdogan will be accompanied by Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Y?ld?z, who will meet Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Traicho Traikov.

The two ministers are expected to discuss the launching of construction of gas network interconnections between Bulgaria and Turkey that must set the start of building the Nabucco natural gas pipeline.

Top issues on the agenda of the meeting will be the construction of a new water reservoir on the Tundzha River as well as the compensations for the descendants of the Bulgarian refugees who fled European Turkey in the 1910-1920s escaping atrocities and repressions.

The previous visit of the Turkish prime minister was in April 2008.

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