Bulgaria to Send 5 Military Officers to Libya

Defense | June 9, 2011, Thursday // 18:47|  views

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Anyu Angelov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria will send five military officers to the NATO's navy and aviation headquarters for the operation in Libya, the country's Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, announced Thursday.

Speaking before journalists while on a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Angelov pointed out that the move will be done in cooperation with the Alliance's command.

The five officers will be sent to Libya after the approval of the Bulgarian Council of Ministers. They have already been chosen, Angelov revealed, pointing out they will be the Balkan country's next contribution to the Libyan operation after the Drazki frigate returned from its mission.

Bulgaria's navy frigate, which set out on April 27 to join NATO's Operation "United Protector" patrolling off Libya's coast to enforce a UN arms embargo, returned to the country Saturday.

During the operation, the Bulgarian frigate's tactical group of NATO ships have questioned the crew of 900 vessels and conducted operations on board of 40 of them. Five ships have been diverted to other ports, in accordance with the UN resolution for embargo on the transport of strategic freight.

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