At the meeting initiated by the Hon Consuls Association in Bulgaria Ambassador Rana, discussed with the members in a friendly and open matter the situation in Bulgaria, perspectives and possibilities. Topics ranged from Bulgaria’s Schengen acceptance to the hot topics in the region, as well as the wider relations between India, Russia, China, EU and Africa. Bulgaria and India have stable long-term diplomatic relations and growing economic ties. Areas that have potential for growth are energy, food security, IT and telecommunications. In the field of tourism, Bulgaria needs to promote more mountain and rural tourism, cultural and natural experiences.