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Bulgaria asks Greece to open as many border checkpoints as possible

Christian Fernsby |
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva voiced support for Greece and Cyprus and reaffirmed Sofia's position that the sovereign rights of all EU countries must be respected in accordance with international law.

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She expressed hope for deescalation of tensions between Turkey and Greece and called for resolving disputes in a good neighborly spirit, not by unilateral action.

Zaharieva and her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias expressed deep regret over the change in the status of the Hagia Sophia temple in Istanbul.

Bulgaria has asked Greece to open as many border checkpoints with Bulgaria as possible, as well as to complete faster the Rudozem-Xanthi border crossing, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said.

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