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Deputy Minister Vezieva visited the Bulgarian stand at the International Tourism Fair "Leisure and Hotels" in Moldova
April 7, 2016

"Bulgaria renders great importance to the development of the trade-economic cooperation with Moldova and supports any initiative, which would contribute to strengthening of the bilateral partnership." This was stated by Deputy Economy Minister Daniela Vezieva during her visit of the Bulgarian stand at the International Tourism Fair "Leisure and Hotels", which was opened today in Chisinau, Moldova.

Deputy Minister Vezieva pointed out, that the expansion and deepening of the bilateral economic relations with Moldova could be achieved by promoting cooperation in specific sectors, such as tourism, innovations, IT technologies, education and others. She pointed out that the tourist flow from Moldova to Bulgaria in recent years has grown stronger.

Deputy Minister of the Economy is on a two-day visit to Moldova, together with the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Investment Agency Mr. Stamen Yanev. During their visit they met with the Deputy Minister of Economy of Moldova Mr. Vitaly Yurku and with the governor of Taraclia region, where over 60% of the population is from Bulgarian ethnic origin, preserving and developing Bulgarian traditions and culture. They discussed potential investments in the region, as well as interest in the textile industry and the possibility of creating a clothing factory and manufacture of electrical equipment and furniture.

Deputy Minister Vezieva viewed and the free economic zones in the cities Taraclia and Tvarditsa and the industrial park Tracom, in which have good conditions for attracting investments in high-tech industries and services based on science and high technology.

In 2015 the trade turnover between Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova amounted to 102.4 mln. USD . The largest group of Bulgarian exports in commodity group: petroleum products (35.8%), medicines (9.2%) Monofilament (7.7%), glass containers (4.3%) and surfactants (2 , 6%). The import from Moldova is formed from petroleum oils (24.7%), counters for liquids, gases and electricity (21.2), sunflower seeds (12.2).

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