President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Head of State Rumen Radev of the Republic of Bulgaria on March 23, 2020 addressed each other congratulatory a message on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The political dialogue between the two friendly countries has been excellent and bilateral trade and economic exchange has been increasing steadily. Regardless of the geographical distance separating them, Bulgaria and Korea are maintaining close ties enshrined in a common vision of a world governed by a rules-based cooperation, respect for human rights and sustainable development.
Attached hereunder, find a copy of the text of the message by the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev as well as an unofficial English language translation. Excerpts from the message of Head of State Rumen Radev to President Moon Jae-in:
On behalf of the Bulgarian people please accept my most heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Korea, which we celebrate on March 23rd.
I am glad to note that for the past thirty years our countries have managed to establish a comprehensive and future-oriented partnership, based on shared values and mutual trust. Despite the geography and distance that divide our peoples, they are close to each other because they share common views of the world, governed by a rules-based peaceful cooperation founded on the respect for human rights, sustainable development and the preservation of the environment.
Testament to the excellent relations, which exist between our two countries, is the active high-level dialogue, the comprehensive and sound legal framework of the relations, the stable trade and economic ties, the sectoral cooperation in the fields of IT, energy, tourism, education, science and others.
We also highly appreciate the successful cooperation between Bulgaria and the Republic of Korea in the international fora on different issues of global and regional importance such as climate change, sustainable development, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and last but not least the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Bulgaria attaches great importance to the EU – Republic of Korea strategic partnership and will continue to work for the enhancement of its contents.
Our sincere desire is to continue our joint efforts to realize the potential of the bilateral relations and to elevate them to the level of strategic partnership. Our priorities include a balanced trade with increased Bulgarian exports, the attraction of Korean investments, the establishment of joint high-tech enterprises, research and development centers in Bulgaria, as well as a more robust tourist exchange.
I believe that we can expand our dialogue on the above-mentioned topics during Your much awaited visit to Bulgaria in the future.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.