The further strengthening of the relations between Greece and Bulgaria and their cooperation on the refugee issue dominated President Prokopis Pavlopoulos' meeting with visiting Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov at the Presidential Mansion on Wednesday.
Pavlopoulos stressed that, in the framework of the already very good relations between the two countries, in this crucial period the refugees problem could be faced jointly because both countries have the same sensitivities and we will deal with it on conditions that are consistent with their culture. The refugees are human beings that need protection. The Mediterranean is not a sea that bodies should be washed ashore, particularly bodies of small children, said Pavlopoulos.
He also underlined the need for the two countries to cooperate in order the conflict in the Middle East and particularly in Syria to stop because, as long as this war continues the refugees inflow will continue.
Concluding, Pavlopoulos noted that in this crucial period we must show to our European partners that, despite the difficulties were are facing, we have the European conscience and the European orientation that will help Europe to return to its Principles and the Values.
On his part, the Bulgarian Foreign Minister also referred to the traditionally excellent relations between the two countries adding that they should be further strengthened and to develop into a dynamically developing geopolitical environment in which we should be together and coordinate our action.