Rumen Radev: NATO's new strategic concept is the result of Russia's war against Ukraine2022-06-30 19:28:00
Bulgaria has contributed to the establishment of the NATO Innovation Fund, the Head of State stressed
The NATO summit in Madrid is taking place at a time of a radically changed security environment. Following Russia's aggression against Ukraine, NATO's new strategic concept returns the Alliance to its core mission - to be a guarantor of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and security of each member state. This is what President Rumen Radev told journalists after the NATO summit in Madrid.
It is particularly important for the countries on the Eastern flank to develop their logistics system, infrastructure and connectivity, the President stressed. Rumen Radev reiterated his call on this country to use all NATO financial mechanisms and instruments to invest in the construction of fuel pipelines, road and rail connectivity, ports and airports to minimise the secondary effects of the war in Ukraine.
Responding to a question about the increase of the multinational battle group in Bulgaria to the rank of a brigade, the President reminded that specific decisions with all mechanisms and details are taken at the military-political level.
Rumen Radev highlighted Bulgaria's contribution to the establishment of the NATO Innovation Fund, whose aim is to support and develop the alliance's technological advantage in security and defence. Joining the fund enables this country to be part of the efforts to develop new technologies and preserve its technological advantage, the President said. This is a tremendous opportunity for our defence industry and science to integrate into NATO's leading projects in high technology and defence production. This fund marks the beginning of the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator, the Head of State added.