"I do not imagine better friendly relations between Lower Austria and Bulgaria”, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Federal State of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner...

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"I do not imagine better friendly relations between Lower Austria and Bulgaria”, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Federal State of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the government's press office said on September 12.

"Bulgaria is a country that has zero migration due to all measures taken, respecting all European rules," Borissov said.

He emphasized his excellent relations with the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurtz, and the enormous amount of work done during the Austrian and the Bulgarian Presidencies of the Council of the EU. "We have many ideas that we have discussed now regarding the future of the Western Balkans and the region," Borissov added.

During his meeting with Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Borissov noted that a good partnership with Lower Austria is an example of promoting closer regional cooperation between cities, municipalities and companies.

Borissov emphasized the interest of Bulgaria in increasing investments from Lower Austria, especially in projects with high production and high-tech value. According to the Prime Minister, cooperation in the field of digitalisation of the economy, implementation of innovations and information technologies can give specific results.

Another area with potential for cooperation is the production of spare parts and components for world's leading car manufacturers and service providing companies with significant added value.

Borissov added that our country greatly appreciates the Austrian experience, which is very useful in promoting the dual system of vocational education in Bulgaria.

The PM noted the constructive cooperation with Austria and close positions on important issues on the European Union's agenda, such as the European perspective of the Western Balkans, migration, security, the Danube strategy.