Bulgaria and Qatar Will Cooperate in the Fields of Education, Research and Technology

The Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev and the Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, signed an Agreement on cooperation in the field of education, research and technology between Bulgaria and Qatar. This was reported by the MES.

World leaders travel to Oman to meet its newly named sultan

World leaders traveled on Jan. 12 to Oman to meet the country's new sultan, named just a day earlier after the death of the nation's longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles were among those who arrived in Muscat to meet Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.

Bulgaria Buys Share of Greek Gas Terminal

The Bulgarian government on Thursday approved the participation of the country's main energy company, Bulgartransrgaz, in the LNG gas terminal in Greece, in a move designed to reduce its dependence on gas from Russia.

Bulgaria's share of the terminal located in northern Greece, offshore from Alexandropolis, will be 20 per cent.

Turkish, US defense ministers discuss Iraq over phone

Turkey's defense minister held a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart to discuss recent developments in Iraq, an official statement from Turkey said on Jan. 6.

According to the statement issued by Turkey's National Defense Ministry, Turkey's Hulusi Akar and the U.S.'s Mark Esper addressed security issues in the region concerning both countries.