Statement on the Visit to Bulgaria by Ambassador Khalilzad

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Bulgaria July 29-30.  He and U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa held meetings with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov. Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Bulgaria for its ongoing contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and provided both Ministers with an update ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The right to peacefully assemble is a fundamental democratic value. Demonstrations and protests are a sign of a thriving, vibrant civil society. Peaceful protest has played a key role in the United States’ 244-year-old democracy. Every nation deserves a judicial system that is non-partisan and accountable to the rule of law. We support the Bulgarian ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

During the COVID-19 global outbreak Embassy Sofia is required to issue a MASCOT message to all Americans advising when a U.S. Government-arranged flight to the U.S. has seats available.  Three U.S. Government-arranged flights are stopping in Sofia this week on their way back to the United States from other destinations.  These flights are standard flights ...
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Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants

On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak.  The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 23 and expires in 60 days, unless continued by the President.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and those holding valid ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy appreciates the efforts of the Government of Bulgaria to oppose the so-called Lukov March and ensure public calm. General Hristo Lukov was a Nazi supporter who promoted hate and injustice. While the Embassy fully supports the democratic principles of free speech and assembly, we condemn xenophobia, hate speech, or incitements to violence ...
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U.S. Embassy Sofia Press Statement

U.S. Embassy Sofia Congratulates Bulgarian, American, and Spanish Law Enforcement on Successful Operation to Shut Down International Smuggling Organization   U.S. Embassy Sofia congratulates Bulgarian, American, and Spanish law enforcement authorities for executing a successful operation which shut down an international drug smuggling ring.   The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Spanish National Police assisted Bulgaria’s ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 5, 2020 Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Bulgarian Judge Andon Mitalov   Today, I am designating Bulgarian Specialized Criminal Court Judge Andon Mitalov due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In his official capacity, Mitalov was involved in corrupt ...
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U.S. Embassy Sofia Press Statement

“Advancing intellectual property protection would strengthen rule of law in Bulgaria, as well as enhance Bulgaria’s investment climate.” ~ White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin.  On November 18, 2019 the White House led a delegation to Bulgaria to discuss Intellectual Property protection. White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin led the delegation, ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The United States commends recent actions of the Bulgarian government to defend the country’s independence and sovereignty from malign influence. We support the long-term efforts of the agencies involved in investigating and exposing violations of Bulgarian law. Bulgaria is a strong NATO ally and EU partner and has an unalienable right to define its own future.
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Official Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

Today the U.S. Embassy Sofia Office of Defense Cooperation formally delivered to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense a Letter of Offer and Acceptance encompassing a potential agreement on Bulgarian acquisition of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft, weapons systems, associated long term sustainment and support systems, as well as comprehensive training for pilots and support ...
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Lockheed Martin statement

The F-16 Block 70 is one of the most advanced fighters in the NATO inventory and offers the Bulgarian Air Force an incredible technical capability. Under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) construct, letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) pricing is determined by the U.S. government in consultation with the companies and the purchasing government. Lockheed ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia expresses shock and outrage regarding the murder of journalist Victoria Marinova.  We call for a thorough investigation which results in the perpetrator/s being held accountable.  We are ready to offer assistance to authorities if needed to help bring the perpetrator/s to justice.
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassies in Bulgaria and Macedonia welcome the approval of the draft Bulgaria-Macedonia friendship agreement.  The agreement acknowledges the close ties between the countries and celebrates a will by both sides to enhance cooperation in the interest of their citizens.  Such engagement sets an encouraging example for resolving issues between neighbors and enhances political ...
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