Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had a telephone conversation with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

In the telephone conversation on 5 January, the heads of Polish and Bulgarian governments discussed bilateral relations between the countries. The Prime Ministers agreed that the bilateral relations were good and were based on mutual understanding and good cooperation in various areas.

In the context of relations between Warsaw and Brussels, Prime Minister Borisov said that Poland was a country of great importance to the European Union and once again emphasised that unity was the right path for the European Union. It is not a coincidence that the motto of the Bulgarian Presidency is United We Stand Strong. It is a lesson we have learnt from our common history. As the country holding the Presidency of the Council, Bulgaria shall promote understanding and unity of the Union, added Borisov.

The conversation also touched on the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in the EU Council. Prime Minister Borisov invited Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the EU- West Balkans summit to be held in Sophia on 17 May. The debate on the future of Europe is connected to the debate on the European integration of the countries of the region, their inclusion in closer cooperation with the EU, stability, welfare and observation of the values of the Community, emphasised Borisov.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov also discussed prospects for strengthening the cooperation in the area of tourism.  In the period between January and November 2017, 400 000 Polish tourists visited Bulgaria, which represents an increase of 7.7% in comparison to the same period of 2016.  An increase in the number of Bulgarian tourists visiting Poland was also recorded - by 35.3% in the same period.

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