State Secretary Ana Blazheska
had a meeting with the Ambassador of France HE Mr. Christian Thimonier.
At the outset of the meeting,
the interlocutors gave insights to the current developments in both countries,
as well as review of the situation in the region and beyond.
Furthermore, the bilateral
relations were in focus of the discussion and the Ambassador reiterated the
commitment to maintain the level of cooperation established between the two
Also they talked about the
expertise that the Secretariat for European Affairs of the French Republic
acquires and they defined proposals for further improvement of the conditions
for delivery and utilisation of the assistance offered in this field.
The State Secretary expressed
satisfaction of the cooperation so far and she stressed that particular
attention is paid to the visibility of the cooperation, primarily within the
use of European funds. Namely, two videos were prepared to promote the IPA
funds and the Erasmus + programme. These videos can be watched on the following
At the end of the meeting
they confirmed their efforts for continuation and deepening of the cooperation.