2019-09-18 18:03:00

President Rumen Radev Held Talks with Industry and Trade Minister of Russia Denis Manturov

President Rumen Radev met today Denis Manturov- Industry and Trade Minister of the Russian Federation, who is also co-chair of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

The Head of State received the Minister at 2 Dondukov street, after the 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission was held yesterday. President Radev and Minister Manturov voiced expectations that the successful results of the meeting will have a positive impact on the bilateral trade relations. The cooperation in the sphere of economy, energy, trade and tourism was discussed at the meeting.

The Bulgarian Head of State said that the top political meetings in the past two years are a clear signal that the stagnation in the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Russia has been overcome. Evidence is also the signing today of the agreement for expanding the gas transit network from the Turkish-Bulgarian to the Bulgarian-Serbian border, which concerns the implementation of the Turkish Stream pipeline on Bulgarian territory.  

The President highlighted the importance that the energy projects should be implemented on a pragmatic and mutually-beneficial basis. Rumen Radev welcomed the fulfillment of the activities related to extending the period for exploitation of the 5th energy block of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant and voiced hope for the successful completion of the measures on its 6th block in the indicated time schedule.

The bilateral military-technological cooperation and the license issues related to it were also discussed at the meeting. President Radev voiced Bulgaria’s expectation that the issue can be resolved by adopting a rational approach, beneficial for both countries, which should not be made contingent on other issues from the bilateral partnership.


16 November 2019 | 15:03
The President took part in celebrating the feast of the holy monastery in Mount Athos together with hundreds of pilgrims from Bulgaria and the region

15 November 2019 | 17:05
Mount Athos has had a beneficial impact on the Orthodox community centuries on end and I hope that its relations with Bulgaria will continue to develop and deepen. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said at a meeting with Protepistate Hieromonk Stephen and the Holy Community of Mount Athos - the Holy Community (Koinotita), comprised of representatives of each one of the 20 Orthodox monasteries. The Bulgarian President is visiting Mount Athos to take part in the celebrations of the feast the Bulgarian Orthodox St. George the Zograf Monastery – 16 November.

12 November 2019 | 11:11
Topical issues of mutual interest in the spheres of energy, economy, rule of law, security, trade, investment programs and education were discussed at the meeting.

11 November 2019 | 13:01
Together with world powers Bulgaria reaffirmed itself as one of the leading researchers in the exploration of Antarctica. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said at the traditional ceremony held in the coat-of-arms hall at 2 Dondukov street at which he handed the national flag to the participants in the 28th Bulgarian Antarctic expedition.