§ Sir Dudley Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's current relations with Bulgaria; and when a senior Government Minister last visited that country.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We enjoy friendly relations with Bulgaria and strongly support Bulgaria's political and economic reforms. President Zhelev called on the Prime Minister in March. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs visited Bulgaria in June last year. He and I look forward to receiving Foreign Minister Daskalov on 19 May.