Greek Ambassador: Bulgaria is our Most Important Economic and Trade partner in the Region #AmbassadorTalks

Diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Greece were established in 1880, developed gradually over the years, and today they are at an exceptional stage of maturity.  They develop constructively, showing an upward trend in all areas, especially after the accession of Bulgaria to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in March 2004 and its membership in the EU from January 1, 2007. The Embassy of Greece in Sofia operates a Consular Department, a Bureau of Economic and Commercial Affairs, Bureau of Public Diplomacy and Press Office, Bureau of the Defense Attache, and Office of the Police Liaison Attache.

The extremely high level of political relations between the two countries has acquired a strategic character and marked a qualitative deepening through regular high-political level visits. Greece and Bulgaria are partners and allies in the EU and NATO, they cooperate harmoniously at the level of regional initiatives, such as the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Organization for Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and also in within the framework of the tripartite cooperation between Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. The tripartite and quadrilateral formats of regional cooperation in which the two countries participate are of particular interest for strengthening connectivity in Southeast Europe and for deepening regional cooperation.

Greece is one of the countries that enthusiastically and concretely supports Bulgaria's membership in NATO and the EU. Athenes also supports Bulgaria's desire for membership in the Schengen area and the Eurozone.

Novinite is honored to interview the Ambassador of Greece in Bulgaria, His Excellency, Alexios-Marios Lyberopoulos.

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