President in Bulgaria for two-day official visit

BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić arrived in Sofia for an official two-day visit and he was welcomed with highest military and state honors.

(Beta, file)
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He was welcomed by his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev.

Nikolić laid a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.

The two countries' presidents will first have a closed meeting and then the delegations of Serbia and Bulgaria should meet, following which Nikolić and Plevneliev should address the media.

The two presidents will open a Serbian-Bulgarian Business Forum Sofia 2013 which will gather representatives of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and 17 more business associations from Serbia.

The visit of the Serbian president made news headlines in Bulgarian electronic media, and special attention was attached to the Business Forum which will take place in the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.

According to previous announcements, Nikolić will meet with Bulgarian parliament speaker Mihail Mikov and Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

The president will end his stay in Sofia by a visit to the St Nedelya Church and the National Historical Museum in Sofia.