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28 August, 2002
Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos on Tuesday arrived in Sofia, his last stop of the second round of Greece's Balkan Reconstruction Plan (ESOAB), which started on August 19 in Bucharest.
Within the context of his visit and the signature on Wednesday of a bilateral agreement for Greek assistance of 54.79 MLN Euro to Bulgaria, Loverdos met with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy to discuss bilateral relations, European integration and expansion issues, NATO expansion issues, as well as the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.
The Bulgarian official thanked the Greek deputy minister for the significant support that his country received during the Spanish EU presidency pointing to Sofia's desire for the completion or at least near completion of negotiations for accession during Greece's EU presidency. He also thanked the Greek government for Greece's selfish, as he called it, assistance to his country, which will contribute in Bulgaria's infrastructure development.
Source: Athens News Agency