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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel to discuss our strong bilateral relationship and shared global interests.  The Secretary congratulated Prime Minister Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel on the recently signed U.S.-Bulgaria civil nuclear agreement and Bulgaria’s diversification of its energy sources.

Secretary Blinken, Prime Minister Denkov, and Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel discussed the importance of ensuring the safety of commercial shipping through the Red Sea.  They reaffirmed steadfast support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s brutal aggression and underscored our unwavering commitment to the mutual defense and national security of all our NATO Allies.  They also addressed the growing vitality of the Black Sea region, including multilateral initiatives for enhancing long-term stability and Bulgaria’s growing role in promoting energy security in Europe.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-bulgarian-prime-minister-denkov-and-deputy-prime-minister-gabriel/

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