Bulgaria and Japan strengthen cooperation in transport security and high-tech development

Bulgaria and Japan will cooperate in the field of transport security and high-tech development. This was discussed at a meeting of the Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeikov with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Bulgaria H.E. Hisashi Michigami.

 Minister Gvozdeykov said that the action to rescue over 370 passengers from a burning plane in less than 90 seconds, which happened a week ago in Japan, will go down in history as an example of discipline and strict implementation of evacuation procedures. Ambassador Michigami added that safety is a topic on which the two countries can exchange experiences in other areas of transport. As an example, he pointed out that in the 60 years of the use of the bullet train in Japan, there has not been a single incident with human casualties.

‘Not only security, but also the development of high technologies is a priority on which the whole government is actively working,’ Georgi Gvozdeykov said. In his words, Bulgaria has great human potential in this field and Japan's rich experience would be of key importance to the implementation of more projects and excellence. 

‘In the field of air transport, Bulgaria is making efforts to open new routes to destinations not only in Europe but also to Asia,’ the Minister further said. In his words, this is another area in which the two countries should strengthen their cooperation because better air connectivity is a prerequisite for more economic ties and tourist exchanges.