Grigor Porozhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to China, gives exclusive interview to Xinhuanet in Beijing, on March 14, 2017. (Xinhuanet/Xu Xin)
By Tian Shaohui
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- China's economy will maintain its leading position as the world economy recovers slowly, said Grigor Porozhanov, Bulgarian ambassador to China, during an exclusive interview with Xinhuanet on Tuesday.
Statistics and figures show that China's economy remains stable and will stimulate the development worldwide, added the ambassador.
He said he is convinced China will continue to actively participate in global economic activities and stick to the policy of multilateral cooperation with other countries.
Meanwhile, China is playing an increasing role in global governance with initiatives of regional and inter-regional importance, he said.
The Belt and Road Initiative is a case in point, said the ambassador, which is the evidence that China remains open to foreign investors.
This initiative is an innovative idea for global governance, he said, noting Bulgaria is very interested in it and wishes to play an active role in its projects.
He commended the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development endorsed at last year's G20 Hangzhou Summit.
Given that China's success in poverty alleviation is widely recognized, he believed that the two countries have a common goal and challenge to lift the remaining poor people out of poverty.
The ambassador hoped that high-level visits between the two countries could be maintained.
He also welcomed more Chinese direct investment in Bulgaria, especially in energy, transportation, infrastructure and machinery.
Academic and student exchanges will continue to be strengthened, he said, as more educational programs and plans are underway.
Besides, Bulgaria is preparing for the EU-China Year of Tourism 2018, he noted, referring to plans to attract more Chinese visitors with beneficial visa polices.