Russian FM visits Sofia

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is meeting his counterpart Kristian Vigenin on July 7, during his official visit to Bulgaria.

He is to mark the 135th anniversary since diplomatic relations were established between Bulgaria and Russia, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said in a statement to the media.

The South Stream gas pipeline project, which Bulgaria froze after calls from the EU Commission, is also expected to be on the agenda.

According to ITAR-TASS agency, Russia Today and other media outlets from the country, South Stream is actually the key issue Lavrov intends to settle during his stay.

This is the first bilateral visit of a Russian top diplomat to Sofia in 17 years, with his prior two trips to the country dealing with economic agreements or Bulgaria’s commitments as OSCE rotational chair in 2004.


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