„It is my honor and pleasure to take part in the grand opening of Istanbul’s new airport, which takes place on the national holiday of neighboring Turkey – 29 October”, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan, who welcomed him before the ceremony.

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“I am sure that the new Istanbul airport is not only a huge contribution to the development of transport infrastructure and the development of trade and economic relations. It is a significant step in the realization of the infrastructure connectivity of the region with the EU, which was among the priorities of the Bulgarian foreign policy during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU”, Prime Minister Borissov said.


The Bulgarian Prime Minister said that Turkey remains an important partner to Bulgaria in areas such as migration, fight against terrorism, energy, agriculture and livestock, trade.

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“I believe that the opening of the new airport symbolizes our past joint successes as well as our future cooperation, mutual trust, tolerance and peace”, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said.

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