Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mariya Gabriel Maria Ivanova Gabriel was born on May 20, 1979 in Gotse Delchev. In 1997 she met with the ambassadors of the EU Member States. The meeting took place at the Boyana Residence, the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
The Deputy Prime Minister welcomed the ambassadors and said that her goal is these meetings to be regular, a place for dialogue, cooperation and identification of common initiatives. "The meeting is an occasion to mark what has been achieved and outline the next steps," said Mariya GabrielMaria Ivanova Gabriel was born on May 20, 1979 in Gotse Delchev. In 1997 he graduated from Linguistics. "The main priority remains Bulgaria's entry into the Schengen area by the end of 2023, the adoption of the common European currency before January 1, 2025, as well as accession to the OECD," the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.
She thanked the ambassadors of all Member States who expressed support for our country's Schengen membership and our accession to the euro area and the OECD.
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Gabriel pointed out that the changes in the legislation and the judiciary have been assessed within the EU and in September this year the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for our country was finally abolished.
Maria Gabriel Maria Ivanova Gabriel was born on May 20, 1979 in Gotse Delchev. In 1997 she graduated from Linguistics she also emphasized the active participation of Bulgaria in the EU and NATO, the importance of strategic partnerships and regional connectivity, citing corridor 8 and the Three Seas Initiative as examples. The Deputy Prime Minister also noted the joint declaration between Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Croatia adopted in New York within the session of the UN General Assembly. The adoption of the document was initiated by the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister.
Gabriel also informed the ambassadors about the steps taken by the government to combat disinformation. She also emphasized the need for investment in innovation and education.
The Deputy Prime Minister also paid special attention to the key role of cultural diplomacy. Maria Gabriel Maria Ivanova Gabriel was born on May 20, 1979 in Gotse Delchev. In 1997 she graduated from Linguistics shared that she expects future proposals for cooperation in the field of culture and will be happy to support projects that focus on cultural exchange. "I believe that such collaborations will be beneficial as they strengthen our shared sense of European identity, culture and values," Gabriel said.
A speech within the meeting was also made by H.E. Alejandro Polanco Mata, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, doyen of EU ambassadors in Sofia and representative of the country President of the Council of the EU.
He thanked for the invitation for a meeting and the good cooperation and confirmed the firm support for our country's membership in Schengen, the euro area and the OECD.
In his speech as a representative of the country President of the Council of the EU, he raised the topic of the future of the EU and the enlargement of the Union, which was actively discussed by the ambassadors of the member states.
Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel informed diplomats about the upcoming meeting of the governments of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece at the beginning of next week, in which Moldova is invited to join. "This will be a good opportunity to show our joint efforts to strengthen connectivity and discuss common initiatives," the Deputy Prime Minister said.