Politics | July 27, 2001, Friday // 00:00

President Stoyanov and British Premiere Tony Blair discussed during their meeting the possibilities for revocation of British visas for Bulgarians and for joint projects in third countries, mainly in Africa. Bulgaria`s aspirations for membership in NATO and the European Union and the investments of the United Kingdom in Bulgaria were also a subject to discussion. `NATO should undertake more specific commitments for settling the crisis in Macedonia and more attention should be paid on the arguments of the Macedonian President`, President Stoyanov said. Stoyanov and Blair also discussed the new Bulgarian government. Bulgaria`s new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of economy, Nokolai Vasilev, was also present at the meeting. He confirmed Bulgaria`s Euro-Atlantic orientation and the resolve of the new cabinet to continue market reforms. Minister Vasilev met with representatives of Deutsche Bank, which is the consultant on the privatisation of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company. Thanks to his personal contacts in London City, through Credit Swiss First Boston, Vasilev has invited representatives of Templeton Investments to visit Bulgaria in September and acquaint themselves with the investment climate in the country.

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