Bulgaria may help train Palestinian security forces - FM

09:20, July 15, 2010      

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The Bulgarian foreign minister said Wednesday that his country may help train the Palestinian security forces.

Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov made the remark while meeting the press after talks with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki.

"Bulgaria is discussing to strengthen its support to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) through more training opportunities for representatives of the security forces," Mladenov said.

The Bulgarian foreign minister made it clear, however, that it would be late this year before his country would know how to contribute to the training of Palestinian security forces.

"We are doing analyses but at this stage, considering the limited budgetary possibilities, it is too early to talk about specific parameters," Mladenov said.

The Palestinian foreign minister, who is accompanying PNA leader Mahmoud Abbas for a two-day visit to Bulgaria, said that the Palestinians are interested in getting security force training from Bulgaria.

Source: Xinhua


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