Foreign Minister Zaharieva in Sarajevo: "We Back You in Your Bid for EU Candidate Status"
Monday, 07 August 2017
"Bulgaria supports the enlargement [of the EU] into the Western Balkans, and I hope that you will get a candidate country status during our Presidency of the Council of the European Union. To this end, however, you will have to fulfil your tasks," Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said here on Friday, quoted by her Ministry in a press release, addressing the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak.
Zaharieva is paying a two-day visit to Sarajevo on Thursday and Friday as part of her Balkan tour.
The Bulgarian Deputy PM offered Bosnia and Herzegovina technical assistance in administrative capacity building, environmental protection and the fight against crime. As an example, she noted that in 2015 and 2016 alone, measures against contraband have added 2,000 million euro to Bulgaria's budget revenues.