SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: bTV
Bulgaria hasn’t been requested to assist a strike on Syria by now in any way. This was stated by the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov in front of the Bulgarian national television channel bTV on Thursday (12th April). He also reminded that there is no a resolution neither by NATO, nor by the Security Council on that issue as of the moment.
Karakachanov considers that Bulgaria shall offer the option of a dialogue as a war is never a solution.
“I think that Bulgaria shall be a factor that puts forward initiatives for dialogue, because military strikes are not a solution,” he said.
The Defence Minister explained that issues like the current situation in Syria, the tension in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Kosovo-Serbia conflict will be normally discussed on 19th April at a meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security, called by the President of Bulgaria on the topic: “Current risks and threats to the national security of the Republic of Bulgaria. Condition of the armed forces. Needed measures.” However, neither the Consultative Council on National Security, nor the recent initiatives for modernization of the Bulgarian Armed Forces are enforced by the current situation in Syria further explained Karakachanov.
“It is well there to be such a Consultative Council on National Security, at which representatives of the Executive Power, the Presidency, and the National Assembly to discuss issues together and come out with common statements. This is useful and good for the citizens,” commented Krasimir Karakachanov and added in relation to the procurement initiatives for fighters that “This is a Project from 2016.”