Greek president on visit to Bulgaria

Greek president Karolos Papoulias is in Bulgaria to discuss the future development of bilateral relations and the construction of energy projects such as the Bourgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline and South Stream.

Economic development, European Union issues and Nato operations are also on the agenda, during his two-day official visit to the country, the report said.

He is to meet his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Purvanov privately, and later hold plenary talks with both delegations. Additionally, Purvanov and Papoulias are to inaugurate the Greek-Bulgarian business forum, the reports said.

Later, Papoulias is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and the Chairman of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva, who will host a lunch in honour of the Greek head of state.

During his visit, the Greek president will also meet Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandukova, the head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergei Stanishev and the leaders of the Blue Coalition Ivan Kostov and Martin Dimitrov, the report said.

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