On the occasion of the visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Mr. Spyros Kouvelis to Bulgaria, H.E. Mrs. Danae-Madeleine Koumanakou hosted a business dinner at the Embassy on May 27 where the Board of Directors of HBCB was invited.
The Chairman of HBCB, Ioannis Polykandriotis, said that the Council had established very good relations with the Embassy and worked together to promote the interests of Greek investors. In this respect he also said that the bonds between HBCB and the Ministry need to get stronger. Mr. Kouvelis confirmed his willingness and full support for this cooperation. The participants in the meeting also discussed the current developments in both countries in the light of economic recession and fiscal restrictions. Deputy Minister Kouvelis was in Sofia for the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). At a special ceremony, Bulgaria handed over the Chairmanship-in-Office of BSEC to Greece.