Cyprus, Bulgaria Sign Raft of Deals

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, on a visit to Sofia, signed three memoranda involving energy, tourism and agriculture as well as rural development.

The deals were signed with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev in a special ceremony following talks between the two leaders and delegations from each country, in-Cyprus reported.

According to a press release, the energy memo is to establish a common framework for the development and deepening of bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, as well as to promote the exchange of best practices and training of scientific and technical personnel in the field.

Areas covered include prospecting, exploration, and production of hydrocarbons, as well as potential future exports of hydrocarbons, environmental protection and standards; safety of offshore activities; construction and development of energy infrastructure and energy market as well as renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy savings.

The tourism deal covers promotion, planning and marketing of tourist activities, and the exchange of tourist information to encourage national associations of travel and tourist agencies and transport companies to work up joint programs.

In agriculture, it deals with scientific and technical cooperation with regard to the cultivation of cereal and forage crops, the cultivation of vines and wine production, rural development and agrotourism.



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