The agreements were signed during a meeting between Iran’s
visiting Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami with Bulgarian
senior officials, including Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, in Sofia on
During the meeting, the two sides also explored the avenues
for widening cooperation in other fields such as energy, agriculture,
information technologies, youth and sports, and tourism.
Borissov said that Iran is a traditional partner in the
Middle East region, and Bulgaria attaches great importance to the development
of its relations with that country.
The traditionally good cooperation in the area of transport
should be activated, he underscored.
The Bulgarian official said his country welcomes a
continuation of the discussions on the options for developing the
Greece-Bulgaria-Black Sea-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia-Iran transport corridor,
which creates opportunities for effective and reliable freight transport
between the Middle East countries and the Central and East European countries.
At this summit, Mohammad Ali Hassanzadeh as the Deputy
Director of Port and Economic Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization
conducted special talks and held joint meetings with his Bulgarian counterpart,
finalizing and signing the Memorandum of Understanding on Ports and maritime Relations
between the two countries.