Jens Stoltenberg

President Radev: Bulgaria will Increase its Role as a Pillar of Security in the Black Sea Region

Bulgaria is strongly committed to continuing to increase its role as a pillar of security and stability in the Balkans and the Black Sea region, leading an open, constructive and prudent policy, and making efforts to develop modern defense capabilities that are fully in line with NATO's defense stance and restraint.

Rumen Radev at a Meeting of Presidents From 9 Central and Eastern European Countries

President Rumen Radev is in Slovakia to attend the summit of presidents from 9 Central and Eastern European countries, reported the Bulgarian National Television.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also attends the forum. The heads of state are discussing the security of the old continent and neighbouring areas within NATO's collective approach.

Greece working to strengthen regional security, Apostolakis says

Regional peace and security are among Greece's key foreign policy objectives, the country's newly-installed Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis has said.

Apostolakis was speaking in the wake of a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels during which he held talks with his counterparts from Turkey and North Macedonia, as well as the chief of the transatlantic alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

"Thaci made promise to NATO in 2013 regarding North"

NATO sources explained that there was an exchange of letters between then Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and former Secretary General Andreas Fogh Rasmussen.

"Basically, then prime minister Thaci took an obligation that the KSF (Kosovo Security Force) would not go north of the Ibar River without an agreement with the KFOR commander," one NATO source explained to RFE.

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