Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

Bulgarian Deputy Defense minister Radi Naidenov had a meeting with his Dutch counterpart Dirk Bart on September 19. Bart is on a three-day official visit to Bulgaria. The two officials discussed the reform of the Bulgarian Army and the concrete steps for cooperation improvement in the training of military and civilian personnel, international security and defense research. Holland is involved in Bulgaria`s participation in the Dutch SFOR contingent. Holland also financed small-sized pro-reform projects of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry. The electronic equipment for the operative center of the COOPERATIVE KEY 2001 military exercise underway at the Graf Ignatievo base was provided with Dutch assistance. During his visit, Bart will tour the Graf Ignatievo air base.

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