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Bulgarian President Rumen Radev stated that the cooperation between Turkey and Bulgaria is very important for the security of the region due to the war in Ukraine.

President of Bulgaria Radiant Romanpresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan He spoke at the joint press conference held after his meeting with the Vahed El Din Palace in Istanbul.

Pointing out that Bulgaria and Turkey are in a very problematic area, Radev said, “The war in Ukraine is very close to us and there are other problematic areas on our borders. Therefore, cooperation between Turkey and Bulgaria is very important for the security of the region. It is also important for the Eastern European region.” He said.

On the other hand, Radev explained that the two countries have an important trade partnership, and said that there is cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, energy, transportation, tourism, border protection and combating terrorism in line with mutual benefit.

Emphasizing that the most important indicator of this cooperation is that the Kapekuli and Kapitan Andrevo border gates rank second in the world in terms of trade volume, Radev said that they have a lot to do and they must continue to work.

The bilateral trade volume has exceeded 6 billion dollars

Pointing out that Turkey is a country investing in Bulgaria, Radev said that the trade volume between the two countries exceeded $6 billion last year.

Bulgarian President Radev said: “Russia’s war on Ukraine is not only testing us. It is also testing our economic and social systems. We need to reconsider some issues. What is cooperation, friendship and good neighborliness? Because changes are happening very quickly on a global scale and we need to look To our region from a completely different perspective. We need to find common approaches. We have to deal with many crises.” Make an evaluation.

Emphasizing that the two countries share a joint responsibility in the field of logistics and energy due to their geographical location, Radev said, “This is also possible through deepening cooperation. In line with mutual benefits, we expect the energy systems of both countries to develop further. Here, too, I would like to thank Mr. Erdogan.” Because in a very difficult time for our country, we helped with liquefied gas like Hizır. He said.

Radev emphasized that today’s meeting with President Erdogan was very useful.

Radev emphasized that the war in Ukraine had affected global supply chains, and said that traffic at the border gates had increased.

“We need to take the necessary steps to increase the capacity of our border gates.”

Radev said, “The traffic at our border gates has doubled. So we have to be very fast. We need to be proactive. We need to take the necessary steps to increase the capacity of our border gates through joint decisions and actions,” he said.

Stating that the relevant ministers held talks and drew a roadmap for future work with President Erdoğan, Radev continued his speech as follows:

“For these steps we have taken to succeed, we must have calm and guarded borders. With that in mind, we appreciate Turkey’s prevention of an increase in illegal immigration. Our joint efforts will continue. We take into account the situation in Turkey regarding illegal immigration. Therefore “We are trying to fulfill the terms of our bilateral agreements. We condemn all kinds of terrorist activities with Mr. Erdogan. Because they are killing people. Therefore, we will continue our joint work on this issue as well.”

“We also appreciate the mediating role played by President Erdogan.”

Radev also drew attention to Turkey’s mediation role in resolving the Russian-Ukrainian war and said, “We also appreciate President Erdogan’s mediation role. We especially appreciate your efforts to resolve the situation in Ukraine through diplomatic means. You have achieved great success in opening the grain corridor, Including Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations. Make an evaluation.

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