Bulgaria, Romania, Greece sign letter of intent on harmonised military mobility corridor

Bulgaria’s caretaker Defence Minister Atanas Zapryanov, Greek Defence Minister Nikos Dendias and Romanian Defence Minister Angel Tîlvãr have signed a letter of intent on the establishment of a harmonised military mobility corridor, Dendias said in a message on X.

The signing took place in the margins of the Nato Summit in Washington DC on July 10.

Dendias said that following his proposal, the three would have a trilateral meeting in Alexandroupolis in the autumn, to discuss the implementation of the intended actions.

Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry said on its website on July 11 that Zapryanov had signed letters of intent regarding the construction of harmonised corridors for military mobility between Italy, Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria within the Pan-European Transport Corridor No. 8, as well as between Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.

“They will contribute to increasing Nato’s deterrence and defence potential, cooperation between the countries in the field of military mobility, strengthening transport connectivity between them as a major factor in stimulating the economic development of the region, as well as deepening cooperation between Nato and the EU, Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry said.

Outside the official programme of the summit, the defence ministers of Bulgaria and Romania signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of the Headquarters of the Regional Component Command of Special Operations.

The headquarters will carry out the planning, command and control of the Alliance’s Special Operations Forces for the Black Sea region.

The construction of the headquarters will contribute to strengthening the deterrence and defence potential of Nato’s Southeast flank, the ministry said.

(Photo, of Zapryanov, Tîlvãr and Dendias, via Dendias’s page on X)

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