Poroshenko, Bulgarian PM agreed on free long-term visas for Ukrainians

During his official visit to Bulgaria, President Petro Poroshenko met with country's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

As reported by Censor.NET citing presidential press service, Poroshenko welcomed Bulgaria's stance on the need to abide by the Minsk agreements and restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

He also expressed gratitude to the Bulgarian government for its support in the rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers who fought in the Donbas.

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The parties discussed new opportunities that emerge in connection with the EU-Ukraine FTA. They agreed to step up preparations for the following session of the bilateral intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation in Sofia and a regional business forum.

The strengthening of energy independence in the region as well as the diversification of natural gas supply were the topical issues of the meeting. The parties condemned the construction of the Nord Stream 2.

Petro Poroshenko highlighted the restoration of direct air connection between Kyiv and Sofia. He was hopeful that the establishment of railway and ferry connection between Ukraine and Bulgaria will also be intensified following today's talks.

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The parties also discussed the construction of a highway from Odesa to Sofia and agreed to conclude the agreement on Bulgaria's introduction of free long-term visas for Ukrainian citizens.

Poroshenko invited Boyko Borissov to make an official visit to Kyiv.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n395485