Bulgarian Foreign Minister meets German counterpart, affirming commitment to Western Balkans
Bulgarian Foreign Minister meets German counterpart, affirming commitment to Western Balkans

Sofia, Bulgaria: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria – Teodora Genchovska, met with her German counterpart – Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, on Monday, April 11, 2022. The meeting witnessed discussions on several significant matters, which also included sharing each’s a commitment to the Western Balkans.  

Bulgarian Foreign Minister providing the information tweeted, “Friendly discussion with my German colleague Annalena Baerbock within the #FAC meeting. Strong support for the European integration of all the countries in the Western Balkans on the basis of their own merits.” 

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Meanwhile, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry cited, “A productive meeting of Teodora Genchovska with Annalena Baerbock at the #FAC today. Encouraging to share a commitment to the Western Balkans and to providing the needed guarantees for Bulgaria in the EU negotiation process of RNM.” 

At FAC, the Bulgarian Minister reaffirmed the support of the European nation to the war-hit country of Ukraine. She further added that Bulgaria continues to supply essential humanitarian assistance as well as receive the Ukrainian refugees. To date, more than 70 000 Ukrainian refugees entered the borders of Bulgaria. 

Baerbock tweeted, “Close coordination with NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization remains a must. The engagement of the whole international community is crucial.” 

Additionally, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry released a statement stating that the European country supports Georgia’s sovereignty. 

The official account of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted, “Bulgaria strongly supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders &does not recognize the constit. And the legal framework of the so-called presidential elections in the Georgia breakaway region of South Ossetia.”  

Earlier the Bulgarian government stated that the protection of the war victims of Ukraine remains the priority, adding that the country supports the International Criminal Court. 

The NATO Air Command informed that Netherlands F-35- fighter jets would be “SecuringTheSkies” alongside the Bulgarian Air Force in April and May. 

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