Bulgaria maintains a principled stance on the Cyprus problem, Bulgarian President tells new Ambassador of Cyprus

President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev referred to the country’s principled position on the Cyprus problem, wishing that a solution would be reached soon.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, Radev was speaking recently at a private meeting with the new Ambassador of Cyprus, Haralambos Kafkarides, on the occasion of the presentation of his credentials.

Kafkarides, the press release says, conveyed during his private meeting with the Bulgarian Presidentthe warm greetings of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, he referred to the historically friendly relations between the two countries and the prospects for their further enhancement, and thanked Radev for Bulgaria’s long-standing a support of the efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue.

On his part, it adds, the President of Bulgaria wished the new Ambassador every success, stressing the excellent level of relations between the two countries, while also emphasising the prospects for further deepening regional cooperation, where Bulgaria and Cyprus can play an important role.

President Radev, among other things, stressed the importance of the large Bulgarian community living in Cyprus, as well as the significant number of Cypriots who have studied and continue to study in Bulgaria, contributing effectively in deepening bilateral relations, while he also mentioned that Bulgaria maintains a principled stance on the Cyprus problem and hoped that a solution to the issue will be reached soon.

Thanking the Bulgarian President, the new Ambassador of Cyprus said that among his priorities is the promotion of even more contacts in the educational and cultural field, emphasising that the two countries share many common cultural and historical bonds, on which their long-standing friendship is based, the press release concludes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency