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Sushma Swaraj discusses range of bilateral issues with Bulgarian counterpart

Sushma Swaraj holding bilateral talks with her Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday  Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 17, 2019, 10.40 AM (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria, met her counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues including those related to economy, agriculture and health.    

Swaraj's trip is first ever of an Indian external affairs minister to the Balkan nation. 

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"Straight to work! Foreign Minister of #Bulgaria @EZaharievaMFA welcomed EAM @SushmaSwaraj ahead of the delegation level talks in #Sofia. Two countries are natural partners based on the foundation of deep historical and cultural linkages dating back to 8th century," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"Preparing ground for expanding relationship. EAM @SushmaSwaraj held constructive meeting with Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of #Bulgaria @EZaharievaMFA. Discussed a range of bilateral themes in economy, agriculture, health & pharma, IT, S &T, tourism & culture," he said in another tweet.

Swaraj's visit is a follow-up to the state visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Bulgaria in September last year. 

She will also interact with the Indian community and Friends of India in Sofia during the visit. 

The external affairs minister is on a three-nation tour. She will visit Morocco from February 17-18 and Spain from February 18-19.