SOFIA, July 10 (KUNA) -- Bulgaria and Serbia signed Tuesday a defense and
military cooperation accord on the sidelines of Serbia's Defense Minister
Dragan Shutanovitz's visit to Sofia.
Bulgarian Defense Minster Veselin Bliznakov said, at a joint press
conference with Shutanovitz, that the agreement would boost the exchange of
forces' expertise and information on the European and Atlantic developments
and the organization of joint military training.
He emphasized that regional military cooperation is a priority of the
Bulgarian Defense Ministry, adding that he will call for holding a meeting for
the defense minister of southeast Europe in the beginning of 2008 to discuss
For his side, Shutanovitz thanked Bulgaria for its contribution to the
process of peace-keeping in Kosovo, saying his country too is ready to
participate in the efforts of sustaining security. (end)
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