Macedonia's Skopje, Bulgaria's Sofia to Become Sister Cities

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 12:54
Bulgaria: Macedonia's Skopje, Bulgaria's Sofia to Become Sister Cities Sunlight passes through the clouds over Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, April 18, 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgarian capital Sofia will soon become the 19th sister city of the Macedonian capital Skopje, after the latter city's municipal council approved the move.

Skopje Mayor Kotse Trayanovski is quoted by Macedonia's MIA news agency as saying the move will contribute to boosting bilateral economic cooperation.

Bulgaria's ambassador to Macedonia Ivan Petkov has welcomed the step, voicing his hope it could further improve relations.

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