PM Borissov Confers with Russian Ambassador in Sofia Makarov
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Monday had a working meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria Anatoly Makarov, the Government Information Service said.
The diplomat expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims of the tragedy in the Village of Hitrino near Shoumen (Northeastern Bulgaria) on December 10 and wished the injured quick recovery.
For his part, Borissov thanked for the support and familiarized the Russian Ambassador with the actions and measures taken by the Government to manage the emergency situation.
Borissov and Makarov also discussed the current political situation, as well as topics on the international agenda. The sides agreed that a peaceful negotiated settlement is the only possible way to resolve the Middle East crisis. "War is not a solution. Common statesmanlike decisions are needed to overcome the migrant wave towards Europe and resolve the conflicts around us," the Bulgarian head of government said.
The Prime Minister and the Ambassador also discussed the progress achieved so far in bilateral relations in the energy sector. The sides expressed a desire for a continued and enhanced dialogue and cooperation between Bulgaria and Russia.