ArmInfo. "The purpose of my visit to the region is not only to intensify the political dialogue at a high level, but also to stimulate mutually beneficial cooperation in a number of areas." On February 12, at a joint news conference with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who is on a state visit to our country, stated. "We discussed our bilateral relations with our Armenian counterpart, expressed satisfaction with the trade and economic cooperation, which has been developing dynamically for the last 10 years, and we have mutually stated that not all the existing potential has been used and additional efforts should be made in this direction. meetings, including with representatives of the business environment, reached an agreement, tentatively in June this year in Burgas to hold an Armenian-Bulgarian business forum, which will be signed by a memorandum on cooperation, which will open up new opportunities for cooperation between our countries", said the President of Bulgaria. Radev expressed the conviction that both Armenia and Bulgaria are of strategic importance, which should be used to the full, including through multimodal transport through the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf. In this context, he considered important the proposal of the President of Armenia, organize a meeting of all interested parties to discuss the prospects for cooperation. "We stressed the importance of signing an agreement between Armenia and the EU on a comprehensive and expanded partnership, which, in turn, can stimulate the Armenian-Bulgarian economic relations," the Bulgarian leader said. Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Radev noted that the settlement of the conflict is important not only for Armenia, but for the whole region. "I presented the situation in the Western Balkans, the situation in the Black Sea region and the Transcaucasia among the priorities of Bulgaria's chairmanship in the EU Council." We also touched on security cooperation, Armenia is an active member of the Partnership for Peace program. to attend the NATO exercises in Bulgaria," the Bulgarian president said. Speaking about the opportunities to stimulate business contacts and find new ways of interaction, Radev noted that transport and communications play an important role in this matter. "Unfortunately, there is no direct air communication between Armenia and Bulgaria, which is largely due to the fact that we do not have our own national carriers, and we need to create favorable conditions for attracting private carriers, which in turn will stimulate our interaction," the president concluded. Bulgaria. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently announced at a press conference in Tbilisi that "in the case of a corridor building between the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea, great opportunities will open, the price of transportation will be very low." At the same time, he said that to implement this idea of Tehran "the cooperation of Georgia, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan is necessary."
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