Visiting Sofia, Serbian prime minister Ivica Dačić was assured by state and government officials of Bulgaria’s backing for Serbia’s European Union membership aspirations, while ministers from the two countries discussed transport, trade and energy links.
President Rossen Plevneliev told Dačić that the integration of the countries of the Balkans is of strategic important for Bulgaria, which strongly supports Serbia’s EU prospects being achieved.
A Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Serbia came into effect on September 1 2013.
Plevneliev told Dačić that Bulgaria would work to ensure that Serbia’s EU accession talks start as soon as possible.
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