India, Bulgaria sign MoUs to boost bilateral ties

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India and Bulgaria on September 5 sign Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) in presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev in Sofia in an effort to boost bilateral ties.

Two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in tourism, civil nuclear cooperation, the establishment of Hindi chair at the Sofia University and cooperation in science and technology were signed.

The MoU signing was followed by bilateral talks between the two counterpart leaders.

In a joint press briefing President Kovind said, “India immensely values its strategic partnership with the European Union for its efforts to promote multilateralism and rule-based international order. We have a time-tested and special relationship with Bulgaria. India and Bulgaria ties are deeply rooted in history. It is a strong foundation, we have together built a contemporary partnership based on shared democratic values and commitment to global peace and security. India looks forward to deepening its warm and friendly ties with Bulgaria.”

President Kovind also thanked his Bulgarian counterpart for supporting India’s claims for a permanent seat in the UNSC and membership of the NSG.

“We had detailed talks covering all aspects of our ties. We reaffirmed our mutual commitment to further strengthen across political, economic, defence, science and technology, education, cultural and people-to-people domains,” President Kovind added.