Greek President Karolos Papoulias invited his neighboring counterpart, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, according to the latter’s press office.
On Monday and Tuesday, Plevneliev will be in Germany for the very first time, invited by German President Joachim Gauck. This trip was organized so that the two countries can improve their economic and trade relations.
Following his trip to Germany, the Bulgarian President has arranged a meeting with the Greek President in Athens on Wednesday July 4th, after accepting Karolos Papoulias’ invitation. Plevneliev will also meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and many other eminent political and religious figures of the country. He will meet Parliamentary Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens as well Athens and Thessaloniki Mayors, George Kaminis and Yiannis Boutaris respectively.
Mr Plevneliev will discuss several political and financial issues with Greek officials in a bid to make the two countries’ relations even closer. He will be accompanied by Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.