British investments in Bulgaria amount to nearly 2.3 billion euros. This was announced by the Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stojanov during a meeting with the British Trade Commissioner for Europe Chris Barton and the heads of 8 leading British high-tech companies. The meeting was organised by the British-Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA) and attended by a number of their members.
Minister Nikola Stojanov presented the investment opportunities in our country and the priorities in the work of the Ministry of Economy. “For 2021, the bilateral trade between Bulgaria and the UK is worth nearly 930 million euros, of which two thirds is taken by Bulgarian exports,” he added and stressed that there is still untapped potential between the two countries.
The delegation, which is in Bulgaria to explore investment and commercial partnership opportunities with our companies, includes representatives of companies in the fields of physical and cyber security, artificial intelligence, international law, nuclear energy, infrastructure, architecture, finance and insurance.
Earlier in the day, the British delegation held a meeting with Deputy Ministers of Economy and Industry Irina Shtonova and Dimitar Danchev. The two deputy ministers expressed their conviction that British companies will find in Bulgaria a favorable environment and suitable partners for the implementation of their projects, and the current trade mission will mark the beginning of long-term investment cooperation in areas of mutual interest.