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Next Month: President Clinton in Bulgaria to Bring Leaders Together Through CGI to Take Action

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For Immediate Release: April 27, 2023

Contact: press@clintonfoundation.org

NEXT MONTH: PRESIDENT CLINTON IN BULGARIA TO BRING LEADERS TOGETHER THROUGH CGI TO TAKE ACTION

The convening of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), co-hosted by Kiril Domuschiev and Huvepharma, will forge solutions and drive action ahead of CGI’s 2023 Meeting in September

SOFIA – Next month, President Clinton will travel to Bulgaria for a convening of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), bringing together leaders from across private and public sectors to tackle pressing global challenges. The meeting in Sofia on May 12, held in partnership with Kiril Domuschiev, President and CEO of Huvepharma and Chairman of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB), will include the launch of a new Commitment to Action to boost investment in food security, education, and climate solutions.

The Balkan Peninsula is a critical region at the forefront of many of the global challenges that CGI aims to address, including food security, education, climate change, and more. Next month’s convening will examine ways to tackle these challenges; build new, nimble partnerships; and inspire action and impact at the CGI 2023 Meeting, which will take place September 18-20 in New York City.

Launched by President Clinton in 2005, CGI has built a community of doers who are taking action on the world’s most pressing challenges, together. CGI works with partners to develop Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable solutions. At the 2022 meeting — the first one in six years — members of the CGI community made more than 140 Commitments to Action to improve access to health care, advance sustainability, create employment opportunities, support refugee resettlement, and more. Huvepharma served as a presenting sponsor for the CGI 2022 Meeting.

President Clinton was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Bulgaria, for a state visit in November 1999. During President Clinton’s time in office, Bulgaria was a critical ally, particularly during the Kosovo War as the United States led an international coalition to stop the persecution of Kosovo Albanians. Bulgaria supported NATO’s policies in Kosovo, in particular air strikes in 1999 that led to Yugoslav forces withdrawing from Kosovo, before joining NATO in 2004. During his time in office, President Clinton also pushed for trade agreements to encourage U.S. investment in Bulgaria, and increased assistance under the Support for East European Democracy Program (SEED) to advance fundamental economic and political reforms.

More details on President Clinton’s visit to Bulgaria and the CGI convening will be released in the coming days.

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