Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borissov Will Take Part in the Strategic Forum in Slovenia

Politics | August 31, 2020, Monday // 09:07
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borissov Will Take Part in the Strategic Forum in Slovenia

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will take part today, August 31, in the Strategic Forum in Bled, Slovenia, the government's press service said.

For the 15th year, the event brings together heads of state and government, foreign ministers and representatives of international organizations to discuss strengthening regional co-operation and options for overcoming the effects of the pandemic. This year's forum is entitled "Challenges and opportunities for the world after COVID-19; Neighbors-regions-global world - partners or rivals?

During the event in the Slovenian city, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will take part in the discussion "Europe after Brexit and COVID-19", which will discuss current topics on the European agenda, as well as the challenges facing countries in the region and ways to quickly economic and social recovery after the pandemic.

Since its establishment in 2005, the Bled Strategic Forum has become an important platform for discussions in the region of Southeast Europe.

Participants in the 15th edition of the forum in Slovenia will include the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, the president of Serbia, the managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, and the president of the IOC, Thomas Bach. The event will also feature EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Boyce, and EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak. The forum is hosted by Slovenian Foreign Minister Angela Logar and Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

This year, the forum in Slovenia is organized in the form of a mixed event, combining a high-level presence and participation via videoconferencing.

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