The Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova and the Croatia Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

08 October 2020

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariyana Nikolova and the Croatia Minister of Tourism and Sports Ms. Nikolina Brnjac signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Expanding Cooperation in the Field of Tourism. They initialed the document today in Zagreb, where the Bulgarian Minister is on working visit.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that she highly appreciated the development of friendly relations between the two countries and the expansion of the strategic partnership in all areas of cooperation. In the conditions of the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, I believe that it is crucial to continue working together, said Minister Nikolova. She added that the signing of the Memorandum is an important step to promote bilateral relations in the tourist sector.

The Bulgarian Minister also said that the two countries will work for the better positioning of tourism at the European Union level, for the development and promotion of special type of tourism, such as winter, health, sports and cultural tourism, as well as for education with practical orientation.

Minister Nikolova pointed out that they had discussed with Ms. Brnjac the possibility of promoting a good bilateral partnership between the tour operators of the two countries, as well as joint promotion of third markets. I welcome the decision of the Croatian national carrier Croatia Airways to start regular weekly flights between Sofia and Zagreb – at a time when the necessary conditions are in place, said Deputy prime Minister.

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