Bulgaria to Train 30 Iraqi Officers

Politics | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00

Thirty Iraqi officers will be trained at Bulgaria's military academy "G.S. Rakovski" while five Bulgarian instructors will leave for Iraq.

Bulgaria will join the NATO program for training the Iraqi military forces by working with these 30 officers, Deputy Defence Minister Ilko Dimitrov announced in Nice, where he is taking part in the informal NATO defence chiefs meeting.

NATO Defence chiefs gathered in Nice on Thursday for talks set to focus on boosting training for Iraqi security forces and expanding a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, key fronts in the US war on terror.

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