Georgi Panayotov, Minister of Defence in Bulgaria's caretaker government, had a video conference with Mara Karlin, US Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, Panayotov's ministry reported on Tuesday.
They discussed bilateral defence cooperation and reaffirmed its strategic nature.
The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim's 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles.
Has he gained even more weight? Is he struggling for breath after relatively short walks? What about that cane? Why did he miss that important state anniversary?
US President Joe Biden's weeklong European tour is approaching the culminating point - talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16.
Statements made by US administration officials lately pointed out from all that has been said is Washington is out to build a stable and predictable relationship with Moscow.
Bulgarians are losing count of the scandals. There's a Watergate-style wiretapping scandal. There's an agricultural tycoon accusing the government of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of extortion. And there's a state-owned bank providing hundreds of millions of euros to a small batch of favored companies.
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in Geneva on Wednesday is unlikely to yield concrete deals but the talks will still be useful, a Kremlin aide said.
The leaders will meet for the first time since Biden became president as the bilateral relationship stands at the lowest point in years.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on June 15 said that there is no longer a "bowing and incapable" Turkey in international relations.
Turkey does not "wait for somebody's words" while conducting its foreign affairs, Bahçeli said, speaking at the MHP's parliamentary group meeting.