SOFIA, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades here on Tuesday expressed their willingness to expand bilateral business cooperation beyond existing horizons.
"Our leading ambition is to increase bilateral trade, which, despite some fluctuations in recent years, has been developing upward," Radev told reporters after bilateral talks.
The potential is much greater, especially in trade, tourism, construction, finance, and investment in various fields, Radev said.
In this regard, he and Anastasiades, who is on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria, will open a bilateral business forum on Wednesday, Radev said.
Radev also said that Cyprus is among the leading investors in Bulgaria, "and we strive to provide even better conditions for the Cypriot businesses, thinking not only of trade but also of setting up joint ventures and entering markets in other countries together."
"During our constructive talks, we reaffirmed our common commitment to further strengthen our mutually beneficial cooperation," Anastasiades said in turn.
"We have a common desire to expand our cooperation to new horizons such as energy, innovation, and science," Anastasiades said.