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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-01

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] PM Tsipras in Sofia for Greek-Bulgaria High Level Cooperation Council on Monday
  • [02] We believe that we will set the fire under control very soon , says Alt. Citizen Protection Minister Toskas

  • [01] PM Tsipras in Sofia for Greek-Bulgaria High Level Cooperation Council on Monday

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pays a visit to the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday in order to attend the Greek-Bulgarian High-Level Cooperation Council.

    The prime minister, heading a government delegation, met with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov and Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev. There will also be meetings between Greek ministers accompanying the premier and their Bulgarian counterparts, on the sidelines of the Cooperation Council, after which a series of bilateral agreements are to be signed.

    The delegation arriving with the premier will include: Economy, Development and Tourism Minister George Stathakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Minister George Katrougalos, Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Christos Spirtzis, Alternate Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, Deputy Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Marina Chrysoveloni.

    The prime minister's visit is to focus on four main areas of cooperation: energy, politics and diplomacy, defence cooperation, and also economic and infrastructure development. Government sources said that the visit to Bulgaria marks the launch of a series of contacts focusing on the Balkans, Arab countries and Persian Gulf.

    Noting that Bulgaria was now one of Greece's closest and most reliable partners in the Balkans, the sources said that Bulgaria was also an important partner for the energy planning of the United States and European Union, especially through the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline projects involving Greece and in connection with the planned Alexandroupolis Liquified Natural Gas station.

    On a political and diplomatic level, the aim of the prime minister's visit is to upgrade political dialogue with Bulgaria, especially on cooperation issues, developments in the Black Sea and relations with Russia.

    In defence cooperation, following a visit last week by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, the focus will be on transferring expertise to help modernise the Bulgarian armed forces and defence industry.

    The prime minister's complete itinerary during the visit is as follows:

    10:00 PM and government delegation arrive in Sofia

    10:30 Tsipras and Borisov have one-on-one meeting

    10:30 - 11:30 Bilateral meetings between Greek and Bulgarian ministers

    11:30 High-Level Cooperation Council session begins

    12:40 Bilateral agreements are signed

    13:00 Joint statements by Tsipras and Borisov

    13:30 Working lunch for the two government delegations

    15:15 Tsipras meets Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev

    [02] We believe that we will set the fire under control very soon , says Alt. Citizen Protection Minister Toskas

    Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Monday is visiting the fire stricken area of Limni, northern Evia. "All means were used and the state mechanism was present from the first moment and all the local authorities thanked us for the good coordination and organisation as well as the cooperation with the local entities and the volunteers" he said in statements to AMNA.

    "The result is already visible. The people are satisfied from the performance of the state mechanism provided that it was a difficult wildfire".

    The minister said that they decide to declare the area in condition of emergency.


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