At the entrance the Indian President was met & greeted by Bulgarian Minister for Machine-building eng.
At the entrance the Indian President was met & greeted by Bulgarian Minister for Machine-building eng. MAREEY IVANOV. In the factory hall President GHIRI addressed the workers of the plant. He was given a precious present-an "ELKA" computer, produced in the plant.
Then the Indian President visited the State University of Sofia "CLEMENT OCHRIDSKY". There in the reception hall of the University the president of the Academic Council prof. PANTELEY ZAREV conferred to President GHIRI the honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa at Law of the Sofia State University.In his response President GHIRI payed tribute to the life and work of the great Bulgarian GEORGE DIMITROV and spoke about the struggle of the Indian people for independence and the philosophy of the great MAHATMA GHANDI.
RECEPTION OF INDIAN PRESIDENT VARAHAGHIRI VENKATA GHIRI.
The President of the Republic of India GHIRI & his wife Madame GHIRI gave a reception at the hall of the GRAND Hotel "SOFIA" in honour of the President of Bulgarian National Assembly's Praesidium GHEORGHUT TRAYKOV, the President of The Council of Ministers (Premier Minister) TODOR JHIVKOV & his wife Dr MARA MALEEVA-JHIVKOVA.
At the reception were present MINTCHO MINTCHEV, vice-president of the Council of Ministers, GHEORGHUI KOULISHEV , vice president of National Assembly's Praesidium, academician SAVA GHANOVSKY, President of Bulgarian Academy of sciences, & member of the National Assembly's Bureau (Praesidium), members of Politic bureau of Bulgarian Communist Party prof. eng.IVAN POPOV & Mme TZOLA DRAGHOITCHEVA and other official guests-Ministers, scientists, cultural workers & public officials.
There were present as well the officials, accompanying the Indian head of State, the Ambassador extraordinary & plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of INDIA NAIDEN VELTCHEV & his Indian colleague Dr GOPAL SINGH, heads of the diplomatic missions, accredited in Bulgaria.
The reception passed in an atmosphere of cordiality & friendship.
TALKS AT THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
The State Minister of Finance Shukla, who accompanied the President of India had meeting with the Bulgarian Minister of Finance Dimiter Popov.
At the meeting were discussed the economic relations between Bulgaria and India.
TALKS AT THE MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN SOFIA.
The State Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Foreign affairs Keval Singh visited the Minister of Foreign affairs of Bulgaria Ivan Bashev. At the meeting were present Verban Zonev-Head of department at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign affairs, the Bulgarian ambassador in Deli Neiden Velchev, and the Indian ambassador in Sofia Gopal Singh.