Bulgarian National Radio © 2020 All Rights Reserved

US National Security Advisor John Bolton commends PM Borissov for choice of F-16 fighter jet

| updated on 1/10/19 7:20 PM
Photo: longroom.com

US National Security Advisor John Bolton is the latest in a string of high-ranking officials from the US administration to declare public support for the decision by PM Boyko Borissov to choose the F-16 fighter jet for the Bulgarian Air Forces.

“I strongly support Bulgarian PM Borissov's efforts to buy U.S.-made F-16's - a superior aircraft when compared to competition. It also will greatly strengthen our strategic partnership, build on NATO’s shared defense responsibilities, and contribute to the job security of over 4000 Americans. This is a great deal for Bulgaria, America, and NATO!” John Bolton wrote on Twitter. Earlier, the decision was commended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and also by the White House.

On Wednesday the Bulgarian government approved the proposal by Defence Minister Karakachanov to ask parliament’s authorization to begin negotiations with USA on the acquisition of F-16 aircraft. On its part the USA undertook to make price concessions in the course of negotiations.

Today, the government's proposal to buy F-16 fighters was submitted to parliament for approval.

More from category

Bulgaria calls for fair approach when it comes to EU Green Deal

The government has endorsed Bulgaria's position on the European Commission's proposal to set up a Just Transition Fund under the European Green Deal. Sofia wants a coordinated approach, close cooperation and strong EU action to tackle the challenges of..

published on 2/27/20 7:10 PM

There are no clear demographic statistics on Bulgarian emigration

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the number of Bulgarians who have emigrated abroad is about 2 million. We know very little about Bulgarian emigration and need a unified information system to monitor these processes, said sociologist..

published on 2/27/20 6:50 PM

Tanker ship that arrived from Venice placed under quarantine

The crew of a ship that arrived from northern Italy at the oil port in Burgas have been put under a quarantine. There are about 25 Filipinos aboard the vessel as the ship left Venice on February 21st and reached the Rosenetz Burgas port on..

published on 2/27/20 6:30 PM