Sofia (Bulgaria), Sep 05 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind said that India-Bulgaria friendship is very special and both countries' links are old and ancient. "There are surprising similarities in our cultures, and deep and abiding connections too. You meet a Bulgarian and he or she will tell you the music closest to traditional Bulgarian music is Indian," said Kovind. He was addressing Indian community in Bulgaria. The President arrived in the Sohia from Cyprus where he met his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades and held wide-ranging talks.