Bulgarian National Radio © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Bulgaria ready to send military officers to mission in Iraq

Photo: EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria is ready to increase its participation in NATO's training mission in Iraq, said Bulgaria's Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov, who is now in Brussels for a meeting of the military ministers of the countries from the pact. So far, Sofia had two officers who were evacuated, but they will return to Iraq. Karakachanov added that the Bulgarian cabinet decided to increase the Bulgarian officers in the Iraq-based NATO mission to four. Baghdad has demanded the return of the training mission, which was frozen after tensions between the United States and Iran. 
Deputy Minister Atanas Zapryanov announced that the Talibans and the US have agreed that the NATO mission in Afghanistan should stay until the country gets stabilized and a breakthrough is made in the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

More from category

Hundreds of refugees are heading towards Bulgaria and Greece from Turkey

Media in Turkey have reported that around midnight, nearly 300 migrants, including women and children started to make their way to the border between Bulgaria and Greece in the province of Edirne. Among them were Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis..

published on 2/28/20 11:13 AM

No coronavirus in Bulgaria so far

The head of the Military Medical Academy, General Ventsislav Mutafchiyski, announced on Friday morning that there was no case of coronavirus infection in Bulgaria so far, and all samples tested so far have been negative. At the backdrop of the declared..

published on 2/28/20 10:58 AM

Patriarch Neophyte accepts relics of two saints as gift from Pope

At a ceremony in Sofia, the Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte received as a gift from Pope Francis fragments of the relics of St. Clement, the first bishop of ancient Serdica and Pope and St. Potitus – an early Christian martyr, born in Serdica. At the..

published on 2/28/20 10:25 AM