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President Begaj accepts the credential letters of the new Ambassador of Bulgaria, Ivaylo Kirov

The President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Bajram Begaj accepted the credential letters of the new Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Ivaylo Kirov.

President Begaj appreciated the very good political and economic relations between the two countries, as well as underlined the need to promote them, through the strengthening of economic, cultural and educational cooperation. “As good partners and strong allies, we have strong reasons to celebrate this year the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the 30th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries, with a very good balance of friendly and cooperative relations”.

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In particular, President Begaj expressed his gratitude for the support that Bulgaria has given to Albania, in the framework of the European Union integration process. Focusing on the essential promotion that Bulgaria has made of the Corridor 8 project within the EU, as well as its geostrategic importance for security issues, President Begaj underlined that, “the support from the European Union regarding this project is of great importance not only for Albania, but for the whole region and beyond”.

The Head of State also appreciated the economic cooperation between the two countries and expressed the belief, that this cooperation will expand even more, especially in the field of tourism, thanks to the improvement of the connecting infrastructure between the two countries.

During the meeting, cooperation within international organizations was also evaluated.