Stanishev hailed a recent deal on building a Russian oil pipeline from Bulgaria to northern Greece as well as an agreement on Russian natural gas shipments and a contract for Russia to build Bulgaria's second nuclear plant.
"A new dynamic has appeared in our relations, not only in trade and economics, but also in the realization of strategic projects," Stanishev said.
Putin said that bilateral trade had grown swiftly to some US$4 billion (EUR3 billion) a year, but added that the two nations needed to take measures to further diversify their economic relations.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year