During her visit to Brussels, Minister Zaritsa Dinkova Zaritsa Dinkova is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria with portfolio held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of State Administration, Tourism, Heritage and Road Safety of Wallonia - Valerie de Bue.

"Bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism between Bulgaria and Belgium can be improved.

"Bulgaria is a year-round tourist destination offering a variety of opportunities and tourist experiences, from sea and mountain tourism, rich cultural heritage and preserved traditions, to gastronomic, cultural, eco and spa tourism," stressed Minister Dinkova.

De Bue pointed out that the Belgian presidency of the EP will focus on the contribution of tourism to sustainable development, economic growth and the attractiveness of Europe.

Minister Dinkova met with the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton

In order to highlight the importance of the topic for the development of the sector and the challenges it is currently facing, the Belgian Presidency has included in its program an informal meeting of tourism ministers in February.

In addition, a separate item on tourism will be included in the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on March 7, de Bue said.

Regarding the priorities set before the Belgian presidency, Minister Dinkova emphasized that Bulgaria promotes the implementation of the activities set out in the European Tourism Program until 2030, which set the vision for the future development of the tourism ecosystem, taking into account the current and future challenges and will insist on bringing the right tools to support the Tourism sector.

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