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Bulgarian president to make first visit to Palestine today

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Ramallah Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is expected to arrive Thursday in Ramallah, on his first visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) since taking office in 2017.

Speaking to the Voice of Palestine Radio, Abbas’s Diplomatic Adviser Majdi al-Khalidi described Radev’s visit as ‘important’, affirming the depth of relations between the two countries.

President Abbas is scheduled to hold an extensive meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart in Ramallah’s presidential headquarters, to be followed by a joint press conference, WAFA reported.

Al-Khaldi said that the two leaders will discuss the political process, the role of the United States and Israel’s aggressive practices, as well as the regional situation and issues of mutual interest. They will also discuss ways to promote bilateral relations between Palestine and Bulgaria, in addition to activating the joint ministerial committee, which is expected to hold its meetings during the second half of this year.

The diplomatic adviser stressed the importance of Radev’s visit, particularly as it comes at a time when Bulgaria holds the rotating presidency of the European Union Council.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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