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Governments of Macedonia, Bulgaria to hold joint session in Strumica


The governments of the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria will hold Thursday first joint session in the Army Hall in Strumica and will sign several agreements and memorandums.

Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Boyko Borisov are scheduled to hold a joint press conference, Government Press Service informs.

It will start with tête-a-tête talks between Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov and Zoran Zaev, followed by a plenary session. Bulgarian Deputy Prime Ministers Tomislav Donchev, Krasimir Karakachanov and Ekaterina Zaharieva, Ministers Valentin Radev, Nikolay Nankov, Neno Dimov, Roumen Porozhanov, Ivaylo Moskovski, Emil Karanikolov, Temenujka Petkova and Nikolina Angelkova will participate in the meeting.

Nine documents on bilateral cooperation in the fields of foreign policy, investment, energy, defense, tourism, telecommunications, infrastructure and disaster response are expected to be signed. Also, memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria and the Macedonian Ministry of Information Society and Administration for the reduction of international roaming tariffs for telecommunication services, which was approved Wednesday by two countries’ governments.

The agreements are part of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighborliness and Cooperation, signed on 1 August this year in Skopje.

Prior to the start of the session, Zaev and Borisov will lay wreaths at the monument of President Boris Trajkovski. Moreover, a donation handover ceremony of a specialized vehicle for persons with disabilities from Bulgaria for the municipality of Strumica is to be held.

Moreover, a joint session between the governments of Albania and Macedonia is agreed to be held in December in Podgradec. Additionally, during the official visit of PM Zaev to Belgrade on Tuesday, a joint session between Serbian and Macedonian governments is agreed, which should be held in late February or early March next year.