Rumen Radev: Regarding Russia a two-track approach is needed

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“US President Donald Trump has urged NATO allies to move to a goal of 4-percent of their countries’ GDP spent on defense,” Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has told the press on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels.

“This is vital for the future of the organization. President Trump is right because every country should make a contribution in today’s world of growing uncertainty, and build effective capabilities. And in Bulgaria there is obvious reluctance in allocating funds to the armed forces,” Radev has added.

Regarding the policy towards Russia Rumen Radev has recommended a two-track approach. “Apart from the policy of containment and defense, dialogue should be favored, an aggressive tone of voice should be avoided and ways should be sought to normalize relations with Russia. This is widely accepted by leaders,” Radev has specified.

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