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Meeting of the Chairman of the IISC General Assembly and the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Bulgaria, 12 July 2018, Sofia


          The Chairman of the General Assembly of the International Institute for Security and Cooperation Rumen Petkov had a meeting with Nadra Sayaf, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Bulgaria. They discussed the possibility for the IISC to prepare instruction, training and retraining programs for Syria’s law-enforcement officers and to draw up a set of methods to organize and handle the seizure of weapons that had been illegally acquired by Syrian citizens during the conflict.

Mr. Petkov and Mrs. Sayaf stressed the need to reestablish economic and trade relations between the two countries, the reestablishment being, inter alia, part of the proposal to work out a comprehensive foreign trade strategy of Bulgaria. Rumen Petkov expressed his willingness to assist with the finding of such a type of solutions that will promote the Syria-Bulgaria relations on the basis of, inter alia, interaction with the employers’ organizations in Bulgaria.

During the discussion, the ABV Party Chairman underlined the vast potential that had been amassed by the Bulgarian construction companies, the advantages of the highly developed Bulgarian food industry, the country’s science capabilities and Bulgaria’s excellent conditions for medical and ecotourism.

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