Bulgarian Parliament approves role for Nato in protecting country’s air space

Bulgarian Parliament approves role for Nato in protecting country’s air space

Sofia, February 5, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s National Assembly has approved the second and final reading of amendments to the Defence and Armed Forces Act that legalise the participation of allied air forces from other Nato countries in protecting Bulgaria’s air space.

The vote in Parliament on February 5 2016 was 96 in favour, 34 against and there were 13 absentions.

Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev was not present for the vote because he was attending an informal meeting of Nato defence ministers in Amsterdam.

Joint actions on securing Bulgaria’s air space will be conducted on terms and conditions set out in an international treaty and in the case of the necessity of urgent action, on a proposal by the defence minister.