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Last updated: 31-Mar-2004 18:46 7 Invitees - Bulgaria


Focus series on the 7 countries invited to join NATO:

Bulgaria
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia

Bulgaria

News
29/03/2004 - NATO
Seven new members join NATO
11/02/2004 - NATO
The President of Bulgaria visits NATO Headquarters
08/05/2003 - NATO
President of Bulgaria visits NATO
26/03/2003 - NATO
Accession protocols signed
14/03/2003 - NATO
Seven invitees participate in C3 Board meeting
17/02/2003 - NATO
Lord Robertson visits Bulgaria
 
Background

The Road to NATO membership

Biographies
Senior Partner Government Officials

NATO Invitee Ministers of Foreign Affairs

NATO Invitee Chiefs of Staff

NATO Invitee Ministers of Defence

Permanent representative to NATO for Bulgaria
Multimedia
27/10/2003
Video interview with Ambassador Valev
Images of Bulgaria
Library
NATO publications and documents in Bulgarian
Key links
Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
Links to government sites
Bulgaria has been a NATO partner country since 1994. At the November 2002 Prague Summit,along with six other countries, it was invited to begin accession talks to join the Alliance.

Bulgaria and NATO

Formal contacts between NATO and Bulgaria began in 1990, with a Declaration of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accepting the invitation extended by NATO to establish regular diplomatic liaison mission at the Alliance Headquarters in Brussels.

This was the beginning of the political dialogue, practical cooperation and reform efforts that resulted in the invitation of Bulgaria to join NATO.

What does Bulgaria bring to NATO?

In a video interview for the NATO Web site, Emil Valev, Bulgarian Ambassador to NATO, explains that along with expecting benefits, Bulgaria is ready to share responsibilities.

"Strategically, Bulgaria's NATO membership would help keep the instability in the Western Balkans at bay and entail lower costs for the NATO-led missions in the region," he says.