Readout of Vice President Harris's Meeting with Prime Minister Kiril Petkov of Bulgaria

Published: Wed May 11 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris met today with Prime Minister Kiril Petkov of Bulgaria. The Vice President expressed her appreciation for the strong alliance and warm friendship between the United States and Bulgaria. She thanked the Prime Minister for Bulgaria's support to Ukraine and affirmed U.S. solidarity in the face of Russia's latest attempt to use energy as a weapon. They agreed on the need to strengthen European resilience by further diversifying energy supplies away from Russia and the importance of continued strong defense and deterrence along NATO's Eastern flank.

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