The President of Bulgaria – Rumen Radev, met with compatriots in the Czech Republic, today, according to official data, about 17,000 Bulgarian citizens permanently live in the territory of this Eastern European state.

According to bourgas.ru, the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, met with compatriots in the Czech Republic. Today, according to official data, about 17,000 Bulgarian citizens permanently live in this Eastern European state.

“It is a great honor for me to be among the representatives of one of the oldest, largest and most organized Bulgarian communities outside of Bulgaria. I would like to congratulate you on the fact that you managed to pass on to our children the spirit of the Bulgarian Revival, which you preserve our culture, traditions and language,” said Radev.

“I would like to convey the best wishes from the President and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. Yesterday we had full-fledged negotiations with them. I am proud that I am Bulgarian, because your appreciation is extremely high. “You not only manage to preserve the Bulgarian spirit, you, as individuals, succeed, in fact, you are helping Bulgaria a lot in developing our relations with the Czech Republic in all areas of mutual interest,” the head of state added.

Rumen Radev also noted trade with the Czech Republic over the past 10 years.

“It already exceeds 1 billion 700 million euros. It means a lot, and you undoubtedly contribute to this success with the way you work and the trust you inspire,” summed up Rumen Radev.

Recall that the head of Bulgaria these days is on a two-day official visit to the Czech Republic at the invitation of his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman.

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