Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The bilateral meeting took place in Washington within the second session of the strategic dialogue between Bulgaria and the USA.
“Support, coordination and common response to challenges”. These are the messages from my meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Thank you for the warm welcome as Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria. Our country is a strategic partner, an important ally and friend,” commented Maria Gabriel, quoted by the press service of the Foreign Ministry.
“The successful holding of the second session of the strategic dialogue between Bulgaria and the USA and our common priorities based on democratic values and compliance with the international legal order are encouraging. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Bulgaria and the USA to counter the foreign manipulation of information is of key importance in an environment of intensifying hybrid attacks and disinformation,” stressed the Deputy Prime Minister.
“In a constructive and benevolent spirit, within the framework of the strategic dialogue, we identified common approaches to global and regional problems. We also have concrete intentions to expand cooperation in the fields of economy, innovation and energy. We will also work together to protect democracy and strengthen the rule of law. Bilateral relations will aim to benefit the citizens of both countries,” Maria Gabriel summarized.