On Wednesday in Sofia, Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis and his Bulgarian counterpart, Rumen Radev signed the declaration on the Strategic Partnership between the two neighboring countries.

The document provides for stepping up the political dialogue, fostering economic exchanges and cross-border cooperation, improving connectivity and the infrastructures of the two countries, promoting the projects on developing the Danube region, ensuring energy security and promoting the green energy.

The aforementioned partnership also refers to cooperation in the field of European affairs, to strengthening cooperation in the field of defence and security against the background of the Russian-Ukrainian war so that the support for Kyiv may continue, to strengthening NATO’s eastern flank and reestablishing a security climate in the Black Sea area. President Iohannis said that Romania and Bulgaria would carry on their common efforts to join Europe’s border-free area, Schengen, as both countries are completely ready. In turn, Rumen Radev said that more efforts would be made for a more rapid Schengen accession adding that in the past six months, both Romania and Bulgaria had successfully fought the wave of illegal migrants significantly reducing it.

Radio Romania International