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Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey to boost ties
June 4, 2003
Associated Press

Posted by HW on August 24, 2019

Cooperation
The presidents of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey vowed Wednesday to cooperate in their fight against organized crime and terrorism, and to boost economic and military cooperation.

Terrorist threat
Ion Iliescu of Romania, Bulgaria's Georgi Parvanov, and Ahmet Necdet Sezer of Turkey said in a joint statement they would combat all forms of terrorism, something they labeled as a "serious threat to the stability and security of the region, our states and the lives of our citizens."

NATO
The leaders also promised to step up their "political and military cooperation within NATO, as well as to contribute effectively to strengthening the trans-Atlantic relationship."
Turkey is a NATO member, while Romania and Bulgaria are set to join the alliance in November.

Peaceful minorities
The three met in Neptun, a resort on Romania's Black Sea coast, an area with significant Bulgarian and Turkish minorities.
"The history of (the Balkans), as troubled as it is, is not limited to permanent conflicts," said Iliescu, adding that the Black Sea region was a model for peaceful cooperation between Romanian, Bulgarians and Turks.

Pipelines
The neighbors also plan to build pipelines for natural gas and oil linking Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania with Central and Western Europe.

Serbia and Montenegro
Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey also pledged to support democratic and market reforms in Serbia and Montenegro.
 
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Parvanov, Georgi (M) Politician Bulgaria
Sezer, Ahmet Necdet (M) Politician Turkey
 
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