Bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Romania are developing intensively following the principles of good neighbourliness, shared European and Euro-Atlantic values and mutual interest. The basis for their development is the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good Neighbourliness, signed on January 27, 1992 (entered into force on October 8, 1993). In 2022 we celebrate the 30th anniversary of signing the Treaty.
On 12 October 2011 in Bucharest the first meeting of the High Level Cooperation Council between Bulgaria and Romania took place. This format institutionalized the meetings of the two governments and set the framework for expanding bilateral cooperation on a more pragmatic basis.
Bulgaria and Romania have active cooperation in the areas of economy, trade and tourism. The two countries share similar interests and have common projects in the field of infrastructure, energy, transports and others.
Bulgaria is willing to expand the NATO-EU partnership with Romania in view of the current challenges and is interested to continue the active cooperation within the regional initiatives in order to strengthen the security and stability in the Southeast Europe, the Danube and the Black Sea region. Other key priorities are maintaining an active political dialogue at all levels, deepening the pragmatic cooperation between the institutions of the two countries, implementing infrastructural and cross-border projects of mutual interest.
In 2019, Bulgaria and Romania marked the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.