The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry will provide full assistance to the Macedonian authorities in connection with the accident

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The burning Macedonian bus in Bulgaria / Photo EPA-EFE / VASSIL

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, within its competences, provides all the necessary assistance to the Republic of Northern Macedonia in connection with the accident on the highway "Struma", said the Press Center of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This was stated by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and Health Minister Venko Filipce, MIA reports from Sofia.

Earlier today, Stoev received the government delegation at the Pirogov Hospital in Sofia, where they visited the victims of the serious traffic accident. The director of the hospital, prof. Ivan Poromanski.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Bulgaria in Skopje are in constant contact with the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic mission in Sofia, the statement added.

The competent Bulgarian institutions have been asked to ensure priority and unimpeded entry into Bulgaria of the relatives of the dead and injured, as well as representatives of the media from the country, given the humanitarian aspect of the case.

The Bulgarian Ministry, within its competencies, provides assistance to a team of forensic doctors, as well as employees of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, who will arrive in Bulgaria in connection with the accident, the statement said.

Source: MIA

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