Fighting migration crisis is among key points in relations between Bulgaria and Greece

The emphasis in bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Greece includes fighting the migration crisis, protection of the external borders of the EU, regional co-operation, interconnectors and other energy projects of common interest, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and newly-accredited Greek ambassador Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis agreed during talks.

Bulgaria and Greece are strategic partners and share many common positions and interests within the EU, Mitov and Vassiloconstandakis agreed, according to a Bulgarian Foreign Ministry statement.

Mitov welcomed the efforts being made by the two neighbouring countries to deal with the migration crisis and emphasised the importance of co-ordination between institutions at bilateral level and within the EU and Nato, the statement said.

“The Bulgarian position is that the EU should be seen as a whole with external borders, which should be managed and controlled through joint efforts of all member states. When the external borders are well protected, all EU countries may feel safer,” Mitov said.

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