NATO Command and Control Structure to Be Set up in Sofia

NATO Command and Control Structure to Be Set up in Sofia

Sofia, January 30 (BTA) – A NATO command and control structure will be set up in Sofia and 50 per cent of the staff will be made up by service members from NATO member countries, Defence┬áMinister Nikolay Nenchev said during Question Time in Parliament Friday.
The Defence Ministry has never considered a possible construction of a NATO command centre and a military base near the city of Shabla (Northeastern Bulgaria) or on the territory of Dobrich Region, and a decision to this end has not been adopted, Nenchev told the MPs.
The Alliance has never asked Bulgaria to allow the construction of such a base, he underscored. What will be built is a coordination centre which will most probably be located in Sofia, but a decision on the matter has not been adopted yet, he added. MORE