Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, met with Bulgarian President, Rumen Radev, to discuss the importance of enhancing economic cooperation, Al Mal reported.

The meeting came as new statistics showed that the trade exchange volume between the two countries has exceeded $1.13 billion.

Shoukry and Radev praised the historic relations between Egypt and Bulgaria during the meeting, which reached 90 years-old in 2016.

Shoukry said that Egypt is looking forward to boosting these relations on several levels, especially after Radev’s visit to Cairo in October 2018.

Radev and Shoukry both emphasized the importance of boosting cooperation in the field of energy at a time when Egypt is positioning itself to become the East Mediterranean’s central energy trading hub.