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

EU maintains Covid-19 economic forecast for Bulgaria

Bulgaria's GDP in 2020 will shrink by 7.1%, and in 2021 will return to a growth of 5.3 percent, according to the summer economic forecast of the European Commission . In May, Brussels forecast a decline in the Bulgarian economy of 7.2% for 2020 and..

published on 7/7/20 2:05 PM

Bulgaria to readopt some anti-epidemic measures if number of Covid-19 cases exceeds 200 a day

We will have to readopt some anti-epidemic measures, if the number of Covid-19 cases exceeds 200 a day, this country’s Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev said. At this point we are not planning to introduce new measures, but if the situation worsens..

published on 7/7/20 1:01 PM

Anxiety in Bulgarian society caused by Covid-19 pandemic is rising again

Anxiety in Bulgaria's society caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is rising again after the decrease registered in April. Earlier, 51% of the polled were worried that they, or their family members, may get infected with the virus . At the end of June, 60%..

published on 7/7/20 12:33 PM