Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Georg Georgiev has had talks in Ottawa with David Morrison, Foreign and Defense Policy Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It was reported that lifting of short-stay visas for Bulgarians in Canada has opened up new opportunities for contacts between people and business, BNR reported.
A total of 2953 foreign citizens were granted Bulgarian citizenship in the first five months of the year.
Traditionally, the largest number of Bulgarian passports were granted to Macedonian citizens, daily Sega reports.
Since the beginning of the year, 1174 Macedonians have been granted Bulgarian identity documents on the basis of their Bulgarian origin.