President Plevneliev to Diplomats: 2016 Was Very Strong Year for Bulgaria
Friday, 13 January 2017
Addressing the heads of diplomatic missions at the traditional New Year's reception, President Rosen Plevneliev said 2016 was a very strong year for Bulgaria: a year marked by great international recognition for this country, record high economic growth, record low unemployment, and important economic and foreign policy achievements.
Last year set a record in the number of visits by foreign heads of State as 25 presidents visited Bulgaria, which is a sign that it won recognition for its balanced, principled foreign policy and its active position on the international scene, said Plevneliev.
He added: "We offer solutions, we stand up for positions, we are a factor. We are friends to everyone in the region, a trusted partner in the EU, and a strong ally in NATO."