Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck Thursday opened here a joint economic forum titled "Industry 4.0", as part of the German President's three-day state visit to Bulgaria.
Addressing the forum, Plevneliev said that Bulgaria and Germany can bring together more high-tech productions to this country.
Ever more companies choose Bulgaria as a destination for exporting services and productions, he went on to say. The outsourcing services sector is blooming today in Bulgaria and it currently provides over 40,000 jobs, the Bulgarian head of State added. In his words, Bulgaria is the best outsourcing destination in Europe, as established by the British Outsourcing Association and the European Outsourcing Association.
"Exporting processes to other countries is the best way to handle the problem with the shortage of cadres, which Germany faces too. Today Germany is looking for more than 40,000 IT experts. Bulgaria has a very dynamic environment of SMEs, which could fill this hole," Plevneliev said.