Bulgaria PM Heads for First Face to Face Talks with Obama

Diplomacy | April 8, 2010, Thursday // 07:44|  views

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is expected to arrive in Prague on Thursday afternoon. Photo by BGNES

The contribution of Bulgaria and ten more countries in Central and Eastern Europe to NATO operations will be on top of the agenda of a specially arranged dinner meeting of their leaders with US President in Prague on Thursday.

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will join the meeting, which will be his first face to face talks with Barack Obama.

Obama will be in the Czech capital to sign a nuclear arms treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 8 April.

The pact, agreed last month, commits Russia and the US to big cuts in nuclear warheads. It replaces the 1991 Start treaty which expired in December.

The new treaty restricts both Russia and the US to 1,550 warheads, about 30% less than currently allowed, the US says.

The US president will also hold separate talks with Medvedev and the Czech leadership before returning to Washington.

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Tags: Boyko Borisov, START, Barack Obama, Prague, NATO


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