NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria

Photo: BTA Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Boyko Borissov.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived on a two-day visit to Bulgaria Thursday evening at the invitation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Government Information Service said.

Over a working dinner, Borissov and Stoltenberg discussed the security and defence sector and stability in the Western Balkans and the region.
On Friday, the PM and the Secretary General will have a one-on-one session, followed by an extended meeting between the two delegations, which include Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, NATO Assistant General Secretary for Planning and Defence Policy Patrick Turner and Lorenz Meyer-Minemann, First Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary General.
At 10.30am on Friday, Stoltenberg was received by President Rumen Radev, the President's Press Secretariat said. Radev and Stoltenberg will have a one-on-one session, followed by plenary talks.
This year, the North Atlantic Alliance celebrates its 70th anniversary and Bulgaria celebrates 15 years of full membership of NATO. The anniversaries will be marked by a number of events in 2019. A documentary firm, public lectures and a photographic exhibition in Sofia are only part of the National Plan of Initiatives on this occasion.

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