site.btaBulgarian Foreign Minister Milkov Participates in Bucharest Nine Ministerial Meeting in Poland
On March 30-31, 2023, the Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the Bucharest Nine (B-9) countries, a multilateral format for consultations on security issues of the NATO Eastern Flank countries, was held in Lodz, Poland. Bulgaria was represented at the meeting by its caretaker Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov, his Ministry reported here on Friday.
The B-9 countries reaffirmed political and operational support for Ukraine. They focused on further strengthening the Eastern flank of the Alliance in response to the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. Special attention was paid to the implementation of the strategic decisions of the Madrid Summit in June 2022, as well as preparations for the upcoming Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels in April and the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July.
The countries also stressed the importance of closer NATO-EU cooperation.