Estonian, Bulgarian PMs discuss cooperation, security situation in Europe

  • 2022-02-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas met with her Bulgarian counterpart Kiril Petkov in Brussels on Thursday to discuss cooperation between Estonia and Bulgaria and the security situation in Europe.

"Bulgaria is a good ally and partner of Estonia, with whom we see opportunities to work together even more in the fields of information technology, economic cooperation, cyber security and e-governance," Kallas noted after the meeting.

"Bulgaria is interested in our experience in developing e-governance and the potential of e-state to increase transparency in society, ensure access to services and in interaction with the state," she added, according to spokespeople.

The prime ministers also touched upon developments in the Western Balkans and support for the integration of the region towards the European Union and NATO. In addition, ideas were exchanged about the security situation in Europe, increasing NATO's deterrence opportunities and strengthening the eastern flank by increasing the presence of allied forces as well as creating additional capabilities.

May 2022 marks 100 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Bulgaria.