Bulgaria Marks 11 Years since NATO Accession

Defense | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:57|  views

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev (R) meeting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during his visit to Sofia in January 2015. Photo by BGNES

The flag of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was solemnly raised in front of the Presidency in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Bulgarian President and Bulgarian Armed Forces' Commander-in-Chief Rosen Plevneliev personally received the formation of the guards at the front entrance of his office at 11:00 local time (EEST).

The National Guards carrying NATO's flag in front of the Bulgarian Presidency in Sofia, April 04, 2015

Bulgaria joined NATO on March 29, 2004, under the government of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgaria's last monarch.

The country's accession was part of the biggest-ever expansion of the alliance alongside Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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