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Bulgaria's Prime Minister in the UAE on two-day visit

The UAE opened its embassy in Sofia last year in a bid to develop bilateral relations between the two countries

Bulgaria's Prime Minister in the UAE on two-day visit
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrived in the UAE on Saturday for a two-day working visit, according to the Council of Ministers' press service.

The PM was greeted in Abu Dhabi by Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi, who is also a member of the board of directors of Mubadala Investment Company, as well as a member of industry enabler Tawazun Economic Council.

The visit seeks to further political dialogue and potential for cooperation in the fields of investment, economy, transport, high technology, energy, tourism and security between the two countries.

The Bulgarian delegation also includes Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov.

In June, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, opened the new premises of the UAE Embassy in Sofia, as part of his state visit to Bulgaria.

"The opening of the embassy translates the UAE's keenness to boost prospects of cooperation with Bulgaria across various fields," said Sheikh Abdullah after cutting the ribbon and raising the curtain, inaugurating the new premises of the embassy in the presence of Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Borissov conducted the first visit to the UAE in October last year, when he held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s armed forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The visit was the first of its kind in the history of the two country’s bilateral relations. Borissov said at the time that he sees “serious untapped potential” for the development of trade and economic ties between the UAE and Bulgaria.