President Klaus Iohannis on Friday met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov, who paid a state visit to Romania. Talks focused on ways to improve the bilateral relation, the security developments generated by the Russian aggression in Ukraine and support for Ukraine, energy security, coordinating at regional and European level, also ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid. As regards economic cooperation, two-way trade reported significant growth in recent years, Romania being Bulgaria’s second-largest trade partner at European Union level. Previously, the Bulgarian official met with his Romanian counterpart, Nicolae Ciucă. The two also attended the ceremony marking the signing of the agreement for the opening of a ferry crossing on the Giurgiu-Ruse border. Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said Bulgaria and Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area remains a key priority for the two countries, adding that the European future of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia is equally a top priority.