Sofia, Bulgaria: Prime Minister of Bulgaria – Kiril Petkov met with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine on Tuesday, April 19, following the Russian invasion, while assuring the assistance from the country’s part to the war-torn European state. The Ukrainian Minister Dmytro Kuleba was warmly welcomed by PM Petkov as well by the other Cabinet Ministers.
Prime Minister Petkov tweeted, as he pens down a briefing of his meeting with Minister Kuleba, “I was very happy to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba in Sofia today. Bulgaria will continue supporting Ukraine and providing help and care to Ukrainians fleeing the war”.
I was very happy to welcome 🇺🇦 Minister of Foreign Affairs @DmytroKuleba in Sofia today. #Bulgaria will continue supporting #Ukraine and providing help and care to Ukrainians fleeing the war. pic.twitter.com/LqTKMCLUtQ
— Kiril Petkov (@KirilPetkov) April 19, 2022
The Ukrainian Minister, during his visit, appreciated while thanking the Bulgarian administration for standing with the country in such challenging times and for providing shelter to Ukraine refugees.
“Building on their active dialogue with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov received me in Sofia. I thanked him for hosting Ukrainian refugees and for Bulgaria’s steadfast political support within the EU. We also discussed boosting trade and tourism after the war.”
Building on their active dialogue with President @ZelenskyyUa, Prime Minister @KirilPetkov received me in Sofia. I thanked him for hosting Ukrainian refugees and for Bulgaria’s steadfast political support within the EU. We also discussed boosting trade and tourism after the war. pic.twitter.com/vnbaPzdNf9
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) April 19, 2022
This is the first visit of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister to Bulgaria, who also met with his counterpart in the Balkan state. Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister – Teodora Genchovska, after conducting a meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart, stated, “Delighted to welcome Dmytro Kuleba
for a very significant first visit to Bulgaria. I assured him of the European Union and NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) persistent support for Ukraine”.
“Bulgaria will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine and its people to the best of our ability”, she then assured.
Additionally, on Tuesday, the Bulgarian Prime Minister talked to the Ukrainian President over the matter of navigation and safety in the Black Sea. Along with this, he also expressed his solidarity and support for Ukraine and the European Union accession discussions.
PM Petkov then also reconfirmed the significance of the sanctions imposed against Russia by several nations, including the United States of America.