Bulgaria, Macedonia Mull Joint Infrastructure Projects

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Poposki, have sent a joint letter to EU seeking aid for joint infrastructure projects.

In the letter to Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, as cited by Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry, Vigenin and Poposki welcome the opportunities provided by the European Commission for enhancing partnership through programmes aimed at achieving a stronger and more sustainable economic and social development.

Vigenin and Poposki confirm the readiness of the two countries to boost contacts to ensure better coordination and implementation of joint projects in spheres such as infrastructure, economy and improving the overall connectivity of the region.

"We believe the existing projects aimed at developing the automobile and railway infrastructure should be given priority treatment, paying special attention to the implementation of [the East-West] Corridor 8," Vigenin and Poposki write, stressing that increasing the financial aid for the completion of these projects is essential.

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