Kosovo PM Thaçi to visit Bulgaria for talks with Prime Minister, President

Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi is to pay a one-day visit to Bulgaria on May 15, will hold talks with his counterpart Marin Raykov and be received by President Rossen Plevneliev.

After Kosovo’s declaration of independence in February 2008, Bulgaria was among the first European Union countries to recognise it. This led to a brief breach in relations between Belgrade and Sofia, given Serbia’s firm refusal to accept Kosovo’s independence.

Thaçi and Raykov, who is Bulgaria’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in the caretaker cabinet, will discuss bilateral relations between Kosovo and Bulgaria, the process of European integration in the region, trade and economic co-operation and co-operation against organised crime, the Cabinet media office in Sofia said.

(Photo: EC Audiovisual Service)



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