Stamen Stamenov: AEBTRI has positive influence on the development of road transport in Bulgaria2 May 2012 | 16:50 | FOCUS News Agency
FOCUS:This year the Association of the Bulgarian Enterprises for International Road Transport and the Roads (AEBTRI) marks 50th anniversary since its establishment. How did you work with the organization in your capacity of a Transport Minister?
Stamen Stamenov: Then the head of the organization was Slavcho Kiselinchev, we worked very well. AEBTRI has developed as a viable organization, achieving significant success. I guess that today it continues developing as an organization in road transport and roads.
FOCUS: In what specific cases did you work with AEBTRI as minister?
Stamen Stamenov: They had a problem in Russia and we mainly worked on that issue. We organized meetings there and met with the transport ministry to settle some issues that were not resolved. One or two meetings were held and I think we have achieved results.
FOCUS: What do you think is the role of AEBTRI fro the development of the Bulgarian road transport?
Stamen Stamenov: AEBTRI mainly contributes to the development of international road transport and it is developing with speed up pace. And most of all - it settles all issues related to international transport. So the organization has a positive influence on the development of road transport in Bulgaria.
FOCUS:How do you think the organization defends Bulgarian interests in international road transport?
Stamen Stamenov: I think it works very actively in this area and it achieves relevant results within its means.
FOCUS: What is the role of AEBTRI for the prevention of road safety?
Stamen Stamenov: AEBTRI organization conducts training courses for the drivers for the carriage of dangerous goods, including - transport safety. Accidents that are in the field of international road transport are significantly less. So, I thing they have something to report in this field as well. That’s my general impressions.
FOCUS: What would you wish AEBTRI for the next 50 years?
Stamen Stamenov: I wish AEBTRI to continue the trend that goes the development of this organization and to provide international road transport and roads to a decent level in the European Union and worldwide.
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