30 May 2018 13:47

Putin to continue discussing problems in Moscow-Sofia relations at meeting with Bulgarian PM - Peskov

MOSCOW. May 30 (Interfax) - Russia's relations with Bulgaria, with whose prime minister Russian President Vladimir Putin is to meet on Wednesday, both involve some problems and have good prospects, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"Our relations with Bulgaria are quite comprehensive. They do involve some problems, but at the same time they have broad prospects depending on various factors," Peskov told journalists in commenting on Putin's upcoming negotiations with the Bulgarian prime minister.

He pointed out that Putin started discussing these matters two weeks before, while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Sochi.

On Wednesday, Putin will continue the Russian-Bulgarian dialogue with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov first in a narrow format and later at a working breakfast, he said.

Putin and Borisov have known each other for quite a long time. During Putin's visit to Sofia in 2010, Borisov gave him a puppy of a Karakachan dog, which is also known as a Bulgarian Shepherd dog.