Just days after Bulgaria took the rotating presidency of the EU for the first time, the country has become part of intensive diplomatic actions. For the first time in the history of bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Japan, a Japanese Prime Minister has paid a visit to Sofia. In a short period of time Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an official visit to Bulgaria; Prime Minister Boyko Borissov left for Azerbaijan; Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović was welcomed in Sofia, and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, who has just taken office, met with Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva. The US also did not miss the moment to wish the Bulgarian EU Presidency success with the visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Hoyt Yee. The series of significant foreign policy events culminated in the news that the Macedonian Parliament ratified the Agreement on cooperation and good neighborly relations, which Sofia had been expecting.