Ukrainian Foreign Minister meets Bulgarian counterpart, expresses gratitude for accepting Ukraine refugees
Ukrainian Foreign Minister meets Bulgarian counterpart, expresses gratitude for accepting Ukraine refugees

Sofia, Bulgaria: The Foreign Minister of Ukraine – Dmytro Kuleba, arrived in Bulgaria today (Tuesday, April 19, 2022) and met with his Bulgarian counterpart – Minister Teodora Genchovska in the capital city. 

Kuleba shared the information while tweeting and cites, “Met my Bulgarian counterpart Minister Teodora Genchovska in Sofia today. Grateful to the people of Bulgaria for embracing Ukrainians fleeing Russian aggression. We discussed further steps to restore peace in Ukraine, strengthen bilateral cooperation, and advance Ukraine’s EU membership.” 

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The Ukrainian Minister is likely to meet the high-level government dignitaries of Bulgaria today only. 

He will be conducting a meeting with the Bulgarian Prime Minister – Kiril Petkov, and other cabinet members. Another purpose of this visit by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister is to thank the European country for hosting and providing shelter to Ukraine refugees amid the Russian military invasion.   

Calling Bulgaria its friend, the Ukrainian Minister further cited, “Tasked by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with pursuing steps to win peace in Ukraine; I arrived in Sofia to meet with the Bulgarian leadership. Bulgaria is our friend & partner within the EU and bilaterally. We also feel the support of the people of Bulgaria at this crucial time.” 

In addition, the Ukrainian President held dialogues with PM Petkov, where he highlighted the problems of navigation in the Black Sea and expressed gratitude to the Bulgarian government for their continuous support to the war-hit country.  

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted, as he shared details about the meeting, “Held talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. We discussed the problems of navigation in the Black Sea. We thanked you for supporting Ukraine, in particular our accession to the #EU, as well as for a strong position regarding sanctions on Russia.” 

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“Discussed with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy navigation and safety in the Black Sea. I have expressed my solidarity and support to #Ukraine, and the #EU accession discussions reconfirmed the importance of the sanctions against Russia,” underscored PM Petkov.