Bulgaria's Foreign Minister will Participate in a Meeting for the 70th Anniversary of NATO in Washington

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Foreign Minister will Participate in a Meeting for the 70th Anniversary of NATO in Washington

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva is leaving for a visit to the United States, where she will participate in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. In Washington, she will also have bilateral talks.

Alliance member countries first diplomats will meet in Washington on April 3-4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Pact. Specific security topics will be discussed, including the security situation in the Black Sea, relations with Russia and the fate of the Small and Medium Range Missile Treaty, non-traditional challenges such as hybrids and cyberwar, NATO's role in combating terrorism.

The meeting of NATO foreign ministers will be chaired by Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hosts the event. The meeting will also include representatives of the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

The program of Minister Zaharieva's visit also foresees bilateral meetings in Washington with Peter Navarro, Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the National Trade and Industry Council, with Chief Prosecutor and Justice Minister William Barr, with the Chair of the Committee on Internal Affairs Senator Ron Johnson and Michael McCall, Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the House of Representatives of Congress.

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