Bulgaria participated in a big international conference on migration

The Republic of Bulgaria participated in the regional conference “Emigration and Diaspora Engagement to Promote Private Sector Development”, organized by IOM Georgia.

Our country is represented by the Deputy Minister of Interior Milko Berner who participated in the high-level discussion panel with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the General Director of the Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development of Moldova.

Bulgaria also participates in the conference with the presentation of Hristo Simeonov, Secretary of the National Council of Labor Migration, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of Bulgaria, who will focus on engaging Bulgarian diaspora to return to address labour market needs. During the conference he will also touch on a second topic regarding the development and implementation of the government strategic approach to the migration policy. Mr Simeonov’s participation in the conference is being realized with the assistance of IOM Bulgaria.

Experts from IOM Bulgaria, as well as other government and non-government institutions in Bulgaria will also participate in the conference.