Bulgarian PM Borissov discusses infrastructure, migration crisis with Turkish counterpart Yıldırım

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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov held talks with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım on February 16 while attending the annual Munich Security Conference, the Bulgarian government media service said.

The main topic of the talks was infrastructure projects in the region, with Borissov underlining the important role of Trans-European Corridors 4, 8 and 10, which provide connectivity in Europe, th statement said.

Borissov said that money should be spent on infrastructure, education and culture “not building new fences”, adding that the construction of railway lines, highways and digital infrastructure should take place in parallel.

The Bulgarian government statement quoted Yıldırım as saying that the improvement of infrastructure would be solely according to European standards.

“I am very impressed with what Bulgaria has achieved in this direction,” he said, pointing out that the construction of infrastructure from Kakukule to Istanbul is under way. “When we’re done we can get to China from London. We will have a very modern infrastructure that will pass through Bulgaria and Turkey,” he said.

Borissov and Yıldırım discussed the migration crisis, highlighting the good results of the joint work between Sofia and Ankara, the statement said.

Preparations for the EU-Turkey meeting, which will take place in Varna at the end of March, were also discussed. The Turkish Prime Minister informed Borissov about his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, defining it as a fruitful step towards improving relations, according to the statement.

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