Defense Minister Discussed Bulgaria-US Defense Cooperation with US Officials

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.

US delegation to visit Turkey for talks on Kabul airport

A technical delegation from the United States Department of Defense will visit Turkey on June 24 to discuss the activities for keeping the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan operational.

Turkey proposed to secure and manage the airport in Kabul after the NATO troops end its mission as a Resolute Support Mission.

Russia: We are withdrawing from Open Skies Treaty; NATO: We regret Russia's decision

"Russia has informed all signatories of the agreement about the decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Agreement six months after the announcement of its exit. Therefore, our exit will take place on December 18," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement for the TASS Agency.

Iohannis: NATO is the strongest military alliance ever

Tallinn, June 16 /Agerpres/ - President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that NATO is the strongest military alliance and reiterated that Romania's security is better guaranteed by the decisions taken at the recent Alliance Summit. "Through the decisions taken at the NATO Summit on June 14, Romania and Romanians are better protected, Romania's security is better guaranteed.

Janša: Slovenia must do its homework regarding defence spending

Brussels – Slovenia will not be able to reach the NATO target of 2% of GDP in defence spending by 2024, but it must do its homework and under the current government the spending trend has been reversed, Prime Minister Janez Janša said as he arrived for a summit of NATO leaders on Monday.