Georgian Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze, met his Bulgarian counterpart Kristian Vigenin, as well as President Rosen Plevneliev and Parliament speaker Mikhail Mikov in Sofia on November 25.
Bilateral cooperation and upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius topped the agenda of talks, according to the Georgian Foreign Ministry.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin said after the meeting that EU should provide “a clearer perspective” to its Eastern partners.
“For us it is important that the EU provides a clearer perspective to the Eastern Partnership countries. It is important for our partners to know [what] is the final goal of this process,” the Bulgarian Foreign Minister.
Georgian Foreign Minister Panjikidze said Bulgaria “is our friend, which will raise at the Vilnius [summit] the issue of making European perspective for Georgia real in the [final] declaration [of the summit].”
“Next year will be quite difficult and we have to overcome obstacles, which we will possibly face next year, with [the help] of our partners. Bulgaria is among strongest supporters of Georgia’s NATO integration and we are grateful for that,” the Georgian Foreign Minister said.
According to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, Vigenin hailed Georgia’s “success” in development of democracy and expressed “satisfaction that the current government of Georgia continues to follow the foreign policy priorities of the country.”