Bulgaria and Vanuatu will establish diplomatic relations – this was agreed in Lomé, Togo, by foreign ministers of the two countries Ekaterina Zaharieva and Ralph Regenvanu, the press center of the Bulgarian MFA announced.
The two diplomats spoke before the EU’s Joint Ministerial Council and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, which will take place in Lomé, the capital of the Republic of Togo, in the next two days. The Forum, which includes delegations from 79 countries, is co-chaired by Ekaterina Zaharieva as Chair of the Council of the European Union, Novinite reports.
In 2001, Bulgaria took steps to establish diplomatic relations with a number of Pacific island states, including Vanuatu. So far, they have been established with Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Fiji.
This is the first meeting of Bulgaria’s foreign ministers and Vanuatu, both sides concluded that there are no obstacles to the establishment of bilateral relations. Zaharieva and Regenvanu agreed that there is potential for cooperation, especially within the framework of international organizations.
The meeting discussed a number of problems in the Pacific, including the process of decolonization.