Sofia, Bulgaria: The Armenian Foreign Minister – Ararat Mirzoyan, will be paying a visit to the European country of Bulgaria from June 14 to 15. This will be an official visit.
During his tour, the Armenian foreign minister will be conducting working meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The information about the working visit will be shared with the media by the Armenian minister.
Both countries hold long-term diplomatic ties, which were established in the year 1992. Armenia has an embassy in the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia; since December 19, 1999, Bulgaria has an embassy in Yerevan. Both nations are also full members of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
The official visit will be very significant for the bilateral relations of both countries. Bulgaria and Armenia also share quite good history, as one of the most famous people in Bulgarian history, Samuel of Bulgaria was half-Armenian. This is also a significant factor which tied both the countries to long-term robust friendship.
All three Presidents of Armenia have paid an official visit to the European country of Bulgaria, as well as the Prime Ministers and Presidents of Bulgaria, have paid visits to Armenia, strengthening their diplomatic relations.
Meanwhile, recently during the previous month, political talks were conducted between the Foreign Ministries of Armenia and Bulgaria. Deputy Foreign Minister Paruyr Hovhannisyan led the Armenian delegation, and the Bulgarian delegation was headed by Irena Dimitrova, Deputy Foreign Minister of Bulgaria.
Discussions were held on several topics of mutual interest in concerned to both international as well as national agendas.
The Bulgarian delegation then also visited Tsitsernakaberd to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, as well as the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.