NATO Secretary General to Visit Bulgaria

Politics | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 13:40|  views

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, photo by EPA/BGNES

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to visit Bulgaria by end-January.

NATO's press office has officially confirmed this for Novinite but the date has not been specified.

According to private TV station bTV, based on sources close to the matter, Stoltenberg is to arrive in Sofia by the end of the month.

During his visit to Bulgaria, Stoltenberg is expected to discuss the country’s commitment to gradually increase its military spending to 2% of the GDP, which has not been observed in the 2015 state budget.

By the end of the week, Bulgaria is to welcome Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (January 14) and US Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland (January 15).

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Tags: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, defense budget

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