Bulgarian Foreign Minister: ‘Enormous opportunities’ to boost co-operation with Arab countries

The opportunities for successful co-operation with Arab countries in trade, engineering and investment, energy and tourism are enormous, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said at a meeting with ambassadors of Arab states in Sofia.

A Foreign Ministry statement quoted Zaharieva as saying that Bulgaria’s trade with the countries of the Arab region added up to only about $2 billion, “which is very little considering the background of the huge potential”.

“Bulgarian companies and specialists are well known among our Arab partners, and the memories of them in these countries are entirely positive,” Zaharieva said.

The ministry’s statement said that the working lunch with Zaharieva was attended by the ambassadors of Palestine, Sudan, Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco, Egypt, the UAE, Yemen, Libya and the charge d’affaires of the embassies of Saudi Arabia and of Iraq.

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