2019-01-30 18:42:00

The State Visit of President Rumen Radev to Portugal Began

The state visit of President Rumen Radev to the Republic of Portugal began.  The Bulgarian Head of State and his wife Desislava Radeva were welcomed by President Marcelo Rebelo de Suosa with an official ceremony at the Empire square in Lisbon.  Rumen Radev laid a wreath at the Jeronimos monastery and paid tribute to the memory of the great Portuguese poet Luis Vaz di Camoes. 
At a meeting between the two presidents in the Belem palace, Head of State Rumen Radev will raise the issue pertaining to the prepared Mobility 1 package, which affects the interests of tens of thousands of Bulgarian citizens and has an enormous effect on the Bulgarian economy, the growth of national income and employment. Bulgaria and Portugal share common stances that the adoption of the package will have a negative effect on a lot of European countries and is not in line with fundamental European values, principles and policies. Rumen Radev already expressed Bulgaria’s position on the topic in a letter to the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani before the document was passed. 
Rumen Radev and Marcelo Rebelo de Suosa are also expected to discuss the migratory pressure on Europe and the reformation of the European asylum granting policy, which will relieve the burden of the countries protecting the external European borders. 


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The future of united Europe requires a strong cultural presence and preserving the cultural identity of all EU member states. Europe will lose a lot if the cultural achievements of the European states are impaired as a result of globalization and the EU remains a space deprived of its spiritual traditions. This was the common stance shared by President Rumen Radev and Helene Carrere d’Encausse, Perpetual Secretary of the Academie Francaise, who held talks at 2 Dondukov street toady. The meeting was also attended by the French Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Lebedel.

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The Bulgarian Head of State congratulated Borut Pahor for his contribution to achieving a national reconciliation in Slovenia

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The rescue of the Bulgarian Jews is not only a historical event, but an inspiring example for people to follow today and tomorrow, Rumen Radev said