Friday, September 22, 2006


Bulgaria gave its support for Macedonia's EU and NATO membership during a meeting between Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin and his Macedonian counterpart Antonio Milososki.

The two met in New York during the United Nations General Assembly 61st session, Focus news agency reported.

Kalfin and Milososki discussed bilateral relations and co-operation between the two countries. The European integration of the Balkan region and major infrastructure projects also featured among the topics of discussion.

Milososki received an invitation for a work visit to Sofia. The Macedonian minister accepted the invitation and is expected to come to Bulgaria in a short term.

During the UN session Kalfin also met UN deputy secretary-general Mark Malloch Brown. Brown praised Bulgaria for its contribution to UN activities. The two also discussed Bulgarian participation in peacekeeping operations in Lebanon.

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