Plevneliev: Bulgaria, Romania prove European integration works to bring positive change

Bulgaria and Romania are proof that the engine of European integration and regional co-operation works to ensure a positive change in the two countries and the whole region, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has told a Bulgarian-Romanian business forum.

The business forum was held in Bulgarian capital Sofia during a two-day visit by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis.

More than 100 representatives of the private sector from the two countries in the pharmacy, metallurgy, tourism, information technology, agriculture and food production, and advertisement sectors gathered at the forum, held by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Plevneliev and Iohannis spoke of the bilateral trade relations in the past years, which had seen an eightfold growth in trade in the past decade, according to a statement by the Bulgarian President’s office.

Bulgarian exports to Romania had increased by eight times, Plevneliev said.

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