PM Borissov: We'll Pay the F-16 Fighters with Money from the ReservePolitics | June 21, 2019, Friday // 15:37| views
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told reporters in Brussels today that the funds for fighters will be separated from the reserve.
"Currently, the Defense Ministry is expecting to receive a bid from the United States. They are discussing it, conducting a final negotiation, and since that money is not in the budget, when we get to the point of a contract, we will go to parliament, update the budget accordingly, and that money will be taken from the reserve we have, "the Prime Minister pointed out, quoted by a correspondent of the Bulgarian National Radio.
Late yesterday, Borissov announced that the U.S. is asking for 2.2 billion leva in its bid for the delivery of eight F-16 fighters.
During the parliamentary scrutiny on Friday, Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that at the end of next week, a US delegation will come to Bulgaria to conduct the final negotiations for the purchase of eight F-16 fighters for the needs of the Bulgarian army.
He didn’t make a comment on the F-16 fighters price.