(ANSAmed) – SOFIA, 05 FEB – The wide-ranging bilateral relations between Italy and Bulgaria are excellent. The two Countries also have many interests in common at the multilateral level, we collaborate well both within the EU and within NATO. This was stated by Giuseppina Zarra, the new Ambassador of Italy to Bulgaria, in an interview realized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (ICCB).
“Despite the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – said the ambassador – Italy has also confirmed as one of Bulgaria’s main trading partners for 2020. It will therefore be central to try to maintain the excellent position acquired, recover the pre-crisis levels and further increase bilateral trade and investment flows between the two Countries, trying to expand them to innovative sectors also regarding what is promoted by European Union programs, such as the Green Deal and the Next Generation EU“.
At the same time,Giuseppina Zarra expressed her intention to “also give new strength to the cultural partnership between the two Countries, with particular reference to the teaching and spread of the Italian language in Bulgaria“.
Talking about trade relations between the two Countries, the Ambassador said she had found on her arrival in Bulgaria “a well represented and structured Italian System: ICE Agency deals with assistance to Italian companies and support for participation in fairs and events, while the ICCB and Confindustria Bulgaria bring together an important number of Italian economic operators already present in the Country“.
Presenting the interview and the 2021 agenda of the ICCB, President Marco Montecchi said that the structure will continue “its mission to support the promotion of Made in Italy and the strengthening of bilateral relations between Italy and Bulgaria in the economic, industrial, commercial, cultural, sporting, educational and training fields“. (ANSAmed).