External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj was on an official visit to the Republic of Bulgaria on 16-17 February 2019. The visit is a follow-up visit to the State Visit of the President of India to Bulgaria in September last year.
This is the first ever visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to Bulgaria. During the visit, External Affairs Minister has met with the Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Ms. Ekaterina Zaharieva. The two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
External Affairs Minister paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the South Park in Sofia. The statue was unveiled last year by Hon’ble President of India along with President of Bulgaria to mark the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. IBBC donated a substantial part of the statue’s project cost.
On the occasion of the visit of the Honourable External Affairs Minister of India the Embassy of India organized an Indian Community and Friends of India Reception. The reception was held on 17th February in Sofia Balkan Hotel and the Board of Directors of the IBBC was invited and took part in it.