February 14 (BTA) – Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska conferred with the visiting Secretary General of the Central European Initiative (CEI), Roberto Antonione, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release here on Monday. The two sides discussed the Bulgarian Presidency of the CEI in 2022. The meeting focused on the priorities of the CEI Presidency including recovery from the pandemic, enhanced connectivity, improved prospects for young people, among others. Genchovska and Antonione agreed that CEI’s agenda should focus on the role of young people as they benefit the most from regional cooperation and the future of European societies depends on them. Secretary General Antonione also took part in a coordination meeting with the representatives of Bulgarian institutions responsible for the CEI Presidency, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Irena Dimitrova.