Foreign Minister Mitov: 2016 Should Be Year of Actions And Decisions
Friday, 18 December 2015
Sofia, December 17 (BTA) - If 2015 was a period of debate and planning for Europe above all, 2016 should be a year of action and decision-making, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said at the annual news conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday.
Over the past year, the international situation has become more complicated, Mitov pointed out, noting the conflict in Ukraine and the Middle East crisis.
Europe is definitely aware that it borders not only on geographical landscapes, but also on dangerous ideas. These ideological architectures had the ambition to change Europe itself, to change what Europe believes in - freedom, democracy and security, Mitov said.
What was faced was a constant denial of European values, Europe itself sometimes reacted slowly. It frequently seemed that European decisions were made in the last hour, he commented. Mitov commented that 2015 has provided the framework for the solutions, including the Minsk Agreements related to the conflict in Ukraine and the consensus achieved in Vienna regarding the situation in Syria.
In 2015 Bulgaria founds itself as a crossroads of the routes of economic migrants and refugees, the Foreign Minister said. In spite of the tremors of geopolitical layers in the region Bulgaria managed to retain its stability and was a source of solutions, not problems for the region for the first time in years.
Bulgaria has been returned to the international stage with active foreign policy and positions of principle, Mitov said, recalling the recent visits of top world and European politicians.