BREST DISTRICT, 13 October (BelTA) – Brest District of Belarus has signed an agreement on cooperation with Opan and Chirpan Municipalities of Stara Zagora Province of Bulgaria, BelTA has learned.
The ceremony took place in The Nemtseviches Estate Museum in the village of Skoki. The document was signed by Chairman of the Brest District Executive Committee Vladimir Senchuk, Mayor of Opan Municipality Gencho Kolev and Vice Mayor of Chirpan Municipality Janko Topalov. The leaders of the Bulgarian delegation head the supervisory board of the International Association for Regional Cooperation in Bulgaria.
“They were in Belarus this summer, looked for partners, and had a meeting at the rural executive committee in Znamenka. In August we received an official letter offering to sign a cooperation agreement and an invitation to visit an economic exhibition. The visit took place in September. Our delegation was then headed by Brest Oblast Vice Governor Dmitry Gorodetsky. We can say that today we have officially consolidated our friendly relations,” Deputy Chairman of the Brest District Executive Committee Pavel Volynets said.
The cooperation agreement is aimed to develop contacts between the Belarusian and Bulgarian regions at the level of administrations, local authorities, residents, enterprises and organizations. The document provides for strengthening of relations in the social and economic sector: promotion of cooperation in industry and agriculture, exchange of educational delegations, joint activities in culture, sports and tourism.
“We count on certain resources that Bulgarian businessmen will be able to invest in the economy of the district. Brest Free Economic Zone is located within the area. I think we have something to interest our Bulgarian partners with. They also have offers, so we are going to discuss them,” Pavel Volynets said.
The visit of the Bulgarian delegation including MPs of the National Assembly of Bulgaria will last through 16 October. The Bulgarian delegation is set to visit several enterprises of Brest District, get familiar with its sights. They are also expected to visit Brest Hero Fortress Memorial.
Photos courtesy of the Brest District Executive Committee