Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva, Moscow, October 21, 2019
We are delighted to welcome you to Moscow and to continue our dialogue, which has been gaining stability and momentum of late. We believe this reflects the interests of the peoples of our countries.
The relationship between us is based on deep-rooted historical and spiritual traditions. Last year, we marked the 140th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria following the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878, and this year, we marked the 140th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. Thank you very much for accepting our invitation. This meeting is a good opportunity to discuss the full range of bilateral ties and exchange views on the situation in Europe and the world.