Kyiv, Ukraine: Julian Popov, Minister of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, presented Bulgaria during the international conference “United for Justice. United for Nature”, which took place on October 20-21 in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
The main focus of the meeting was the post-war environmental restoration process in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region, in which, according to the Bulgarian minister, the country will play a key role.
Minister Popov expressed the importance of the topic for Bulgaria and its readiness to be one of the European corridors in the future recovery of Ukraine.
Due to his efforts and immediate proximity, traditionally good historical relations between the two countries, as well as on the basis of gained experience and capacity, Bulgaria will be able to contribute to the successful dealing with the ecological disaster that struck the country’s Black Sea neighbour.
According to Minister Popov, Bulgaria has already made a significant contribution to Ukraine’s recovery process with its commitments to energy security and food supply security.
The event was attended by the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strylce, Virginiius Synkjavicius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, as well as the Ministers of the Environment of Germany, Romania, Moldova and Lithuania. Among the participants was the Prosecutor General of Ukraine – Andrei Kostin.