Bulgarian President to Begin Armenia Visit

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President of Bulgaria Peter Stoyanov is scheduled to pay an official visit to Armenia on December 1.

Stoyanov’s visit to Armenia is a continuation of Armenian-Bulgarian political dialogue and will help guarantee cooperation between the two states–a press release of the presidential public relations office says.

The visit is critical to strengthening bilateral political and economic cooperation and may give a fresh impetus to broader cooperation and mutual accord within international organizations.

The press release recalls that Bulgaria recognized Armenia’s independence on December 23–1991. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on January 18–1992. That same month–in Sofia–the foreign ministries of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Armenia’signed a Protocol on Cooperation.

In July 1994–Sevda Sevan was appointed Armenia’s Charge d’Affaires to Bulgaria. A presidential decree signed on January 20–1998–conferred the diplomatic rank of Ambassador.

Armenian-Bulgarian cooperation is rather active. Numerous mutual visits have been paid at different levels–and a number of interstate and intergovernmental agreemen’s and accords pertaining to various spheres have been signed.

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