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At the invitation of Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Marin Raykov, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci traveled to Sofia for an official visit. Mr. Thaci's visit took place with a view to "furthering the cooperation" of the two countries "in all areas of common interest, an official statement said.
The Kosovo official thanked Mr. Raykov for all the assistance that Bulgaria have provided to the Republic of Kosovo and expressed hope that Bulgaria will support Kosovo's European aspirations. Mr. Raykov welcomed the recent agreement to normalize relations between the Republic of Kosovo and Serbia which he described as "a clear and secure path towards the European Union."
In addition, the Bulgarian official announced that in the near future his country and Kosovo would sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in terms of support to be provided in the frames of European integration process. "The European integration of our region cannot be complete without Kosovo participating in this process," Mr. Raykov added at a joint news conference.
Later, Mr. Thaci also met with the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, who expressed a same support for Kosovo's European integration.
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