Plevneliev meets Zeman: Czech Republic to assist Bulgaria to guard EU external border

The Czech Republic will support Bulgaria in guarding the European Union’s external border, it was announced at a joint news conference in Prague on September 5 by Bulgarian president Rossen Plevneliev and his counterpart and host Miloš Zeman.

The news conference was held on the first day of a two-day visit to the Czech Republic by Plevneliev, his first such visit to the country.

The two countries will co-ordinate the technical details of assistance needed by the Bulgarian side and this will happen as soon as possible, Zeman said.

He called on the other EU member statesto also show solidarity with the countries undergoing the greatest migration pressure.

Plevneliev said that Bulgaria had shown from the beginning of the migration crisis that it was working effectively along the longest external land border, that with Turkey.

“Our good results are based on the good co-operation between Bulgarian and Turkish authorities,” Plevneliev said.

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