Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, believes that our country and Bulgaria share common goals and that it will be possible to find a way through mutual friendship and respect, to resolve the problems that erupted in the previous period.

– I am convinced that our country and Bulgaria share major common goals. As neighbors that signed the Treaty on Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation, which touches on some very delicate and emotional issues for both countries regarding history, I am convinced that we will find a way, through respect for  eachother and friendship, to avoid jeopardizing these important goals – said Minister Dimitrov, answering a journalist’s question whether the threats from Bulgaria about blocking the process for getting a date to start accession negotiations if there is no agreement on Gotse Delchev, are real.

At the press conference after the meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Dimitrov added that he hopes to have the opportunity to discuss this particular issue during the visit to Sofia tomorrow, where he will attend the meeting of the Black Sea Initiative.