Consultative Council on National Security to Discuss Security Risks and State of Armed Forces
February 15 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev is convening a sitting of the Consultative Council on National Security at 2 p.m. to discuss risks and threats to the national security of Bulgaria, the state of the Armed Forces, and necessary measures, said the press office of the head of state.
The meeting will be held amidst the Russia-Ukraine tensions which were already discussed at a government's Security Council convoked by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov here on Friday.
Approached by reporters to comment Tuesday's meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security in Soungourlare (Southern Bulgaria) on Monday, President Rumen Radev said that the biggest risk to Bulgaria's security is neglecting the problems plaguing the armed forces.
Asked whether Bulgaria should accept the deployment of additional US forces if so proposed by the United States, Radev said that "as it is well known, Bulgaria is part of the efforts for de-escalation, and part of the efforts for strengthening NATO's Eastern flank".