Russian FM Offers Support for Bulgarian Nurses in Libya

Politics | September 19, 2005, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov vowed to help the five Bulgarian nurses jailed in Libya.

Talking to his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin Lavrov said that he would raise the question for the fate of five women during his official visit to Libya in November.

Minister Kalfin met Lavrov during the United Nations summit in New York. The two ministers have discussed a wide range of questions, including the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Russia, the visa regime and the Russian participation in the Bulgarian privatisation.

Bulgaria's foreign minister also talked to his Spanish colleague Miguel Angel Moratinos, who informed him that Bulgaria's EU accession treaty might be approved by the Spanish parliament in December.

Kalfin and Moratinos signed an agreement on Antarctic cooperation.

Amre Moussa -Secretary General of the League of Arab States, whom Kalfin also met, was happy to note that the Bulgarian-Arab relations had not been influenced by the changes in the nineties. Kalfin briefed Moussa on Bulgaria's preparations for joining the EU as well as on the status of the law case against the Bulgarian nurses in Libya.

Moussa was presented a commemoratory medal marking "60 years UN. 50 years Bulgaria in the UN" along with an invitation for a visit to Bulgaria that he accepted and assured would be fact soon.
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