Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch spoke with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva today. Assistant Secretary Risch thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its support in resolving U.S. citizen emergencies during this unprecedented situation. Assistant Secretary Risch said the U.S. government will continue to support Bulgaria’s efforts to meet the requirements for the Visa Waiver Program. Assistant Secretary Risch also noted the Summer Work and Travel program is still being reviewed and the public will be notified once updates are available.
This meeting is part of the bilateral Strategic Dialogue that we launched on January 8, 2020.