Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Kiril Petkov, received support in Washington for the recent anti-corruption efforts of the government of this Balkan country.

According to bourgas.ru, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov received support in Washington for the anti-corruption efforts that the government of this Balkan country has been recently taking. This is reported by the official portal of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria.

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov received strong support for Bulgaria’s anti-corruption efforts during today’s meetings at the US State Department in Washington.

Prime Minister Petkov briefed his high-ranking guests from the US government in detail on the measures taken by the Cabinet of Ministers to eradicate corruption, as well as on real steps in judicial reform. The Prime Minister’s first talks today also focused on the actions of the Bulgarian government to ensure energy independence and diversification of Bulgaria. The Prime Minister stressed the efforts of the Council of Ministers to find long-term solutions for our country that would ensure security and stability after the unilateral cessation of gas supplies by Gazprom. Petkov stressed the potential in this area and the importance of international cooperation, especially with the United States, on energy issues.

The American side also welcomed the support of Bulgaria-Ukraine. Prime Minister Kiril Petkov reaffirmed Bulgaria’s firm stance against Russian aggression. The Prime Minister also noted the humanitarian assistance that our country provides to Kyiv, as well as our decision to provide military-technical assistance to Ukraine.

At the US State Department, Prime Minister Kirill Petkov met with Chief Energy Adviser Amos Hochstein, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Newland and Sanctions Policy Coordinator Jim O’Brien.

Following the meetings at the State Department, Prime Minister Kirill Petkov visited the White House National Security Council, where he spoke with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. During his visit to Washington, Prime Minister Petkov will hold additional talks in Congress and at the World Bank. In the US capital, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov, Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov and Deputy Foreign Minister Velislava Petrova.

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