New US Ambassador Praises Long-Term Partnership with Bulgaria
Bulgaria and the USA have a long history of mutual support and friendship, the newly appointed US Ambassador to Bulgaria Marcie Ries declared Monday in her first official statement.
"The work we have done together bilaterally and as NATO partners in Afghanistan, in Libya, in Kosovo, has contributed to a safer, more stable, more democratic future for our world, and we are very grateful for Bulgaria's contribution," Ries said.
"Though newly arrived to Bulgaria, I have lived in the region and know firsthand of the constructive role that Bulgaria continues to play in promoting stability in the Western Balkans and by supporting emerging democracies in the Middle East and North Africa," she added.
Speaking about the so called Global Power Consortium, a little known US company presenting itself last week as a potential investor in Bulgaria's terminated project for the 2000 MW Belene NPP, Ries said the Bulgarian government needs to study the case because of the fact that such an expensive project is at stake.
"One of my personal idols, and a great icon of America, President Abraham Lincoln said,
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it." He was speaking of my country, of the United States of America, but he could have just as easily been speaking about Bulgaria," Ambassador Ries declared, completing her brief address with thanks about the warm welcome she got in Bulgaria.
Full text of Ambassador Marcie Ries's first official statement READ HERE
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She is a really nice lady. She said the usual rubbish which she was expected to say.
Mentioned the new arab democracies, as if they really exist.
I believe she can not comprehend the mentality of the Bulgarian Christians whose ancestors lived sentries under sharia law.
She mentioned that the institutions must belong to the people, which sais nothing about her attitude towards the foreign organizations........
like the Institite for Market Economy and the Open society foundation as well as other that exert strong pressure in the political election process, so actually 5 of the Bulgarian prime ministers were directly appointed by social engineering financed by organizations foreign to the country.
She mentioned about the partnership in NATO although with an army of 18 000 man practically unarmed we do not feel much of a partners and certainly a not happy with the circumstances that led to such degradation of self reliance.
She mentioned about the energy diversification, which can be translated that she will press for implementation of the shale gas project.
She mentioned the project of Belene NPP, which she is expected to oppose according to the popular perception here.
In general she said all the things that a happy USA administration must maintain in order to act as if everything is OK but it is not OK.
She must educate herself and the more she knows the more difficult it will be for her to maintain this official USA policy.
As an independent and anonymous contributer I would recommends two readings on the subject which are must.