A direct Sofia-Ljubljana flights was launched on Monday, highlighting one of the utmost important issues for the Balkan Peninsula and the Western Balkans, connectivity and transport.
The event took place in presence of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Slovenian President Borut Pahor. Radev told a press conference after his meeting that Slovenia and Bulgaria are an excellent example in this regard.
According to sources, the direct air link will further stimulate tourism, an important condition for economic development between the two countries, Rumen Radev said.
He stressed that “Slovenia’s experience in achieving one of the highest rates of economic growth in the EU, in securing a high standard and quality of life for its citizens is very important for Bulgaria.”
“Bulgaria and Slovenia are on both sides of the fragile region called the Western Balkans. It is very important to have on both sides countries that contribute to the regional stability and security and are an example with the positive development of their bilateral relations,” the Bulgarian president added.
He also said that Bulgaria has Slovenia’s support in its effort to join the Schengen area.
President Pahor said his country wants to deepen relations with Bulgaria. He called for using the experience of Bulgaria and Slovenia to contribute to the tranquility in the Western Balkan region.
This came in light of an official visit of the Slovenian President to Bulgaria at the invitation of his counterpart. Pahor arrived in Sofia Sunday evening with the first flight of the new direct connection from Ljubljana. Radev thanked his counterpart for personally opening the new direct flight which, in his words, will not only promote tourism but also boost economic cooperation and direct relations between the two peoples.