Friday, July 1 2016 12:17 EEST
Poroshenko agreed with Bulgaria for the first time in 15 years
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On June 30, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed possible visa-free regime with the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev and the PM Boyko Borisov, and signed a number of bilateral agreements.

According to the press-secretary of the President Svyatoslav Tsegolko, the official visit of the President of Ukraine to the Republic of Bulgaria happened for the first time in many years.

'We are very late with this visit. Ukrainian president hasn’t visited Sofia for 15 years,' Poroshenko said.

According to Tsegolko, Plevneliev expressed full support for the visa-free regime with Ukraine and Poroshenko in his turn thanked Bulgaria for its strong position.

They are going to introduce free multiple-entry visas between the two countries.

Furthermore, the Bulgarian President has assured that he would never recognize the occupation of the Donbass and Crimea.

'Crimea is Ukraine,' Plevneliev said.

During the visit, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria signed agreements on cooperation in the case of disasters, and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the National Space Agency of Ukraine reached an agreement on cooperation in the framework of the space experiment Ionosat-Micro with the Mikrosat-M spacecraft.

As reported earlier by, Poroshenko is to be elected for the second term. 

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