January 11, 2024
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint Staff Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jereal Dorsey provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., met with Bulgaria’s Chief of Defence Adm. Emil Eftimov today at the Pentagon.
The two military leaders discussed Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the security environment in Eastern Europe and other items of mutual strategic interest.
Gen. Brown commended Bulgaria’s plans to work with Türkiye and Romania to clear mines from the Black Sea. He reiterated the U.S. desire to work with all nations who share an interest in upholding the principle of freedom of navigation and ensuring safe passage for global shipping.
The two leaders agreed to continue to strengthen multilateral cooperation and improve interoperability between the two countries.
Bulgaria is an important NATO ally and plays a critical role in maintaining peace and security in Europe.
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