Joint U.S. Embassy/Lockheed Martin Press Conference

“We are truly stronger together,” said Charge d’Affairs Justin Friedman at a joint U.S. Embassy/Lockheed Martin press conference in Sofia on August 6th.

Charge d’Affairs Friedman welcomed the Bulgarian government’s decision to purchase eight F-16 multifunctional fighter aircraft, munitions, and related equipment. Charge d’Affairs Friedman said the purchase of F-16s will strengthen Bulgaria as a NATO ally, will enhance our long-term partnership, will reduce dependence on Russian military equipment, and it is a significant step towards modernizing Bulgaria’s military and a clear sign of the country’s commitment to regional security and contribution to the NATO alliance.