US troops to patrol Bucharest for NATO summit

March 21st, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by admin  

Sofia, March 20 (Xinhua) Around 500 US soldiers and 18 US military planes are to arrive in Bulgaria to provide security during the NATO summit in Bucharest, local press reported Thursday. The Bulgarian government voted Thursday during its weekly meeting to allow the additional US forces to remain in the country until April 22 to guard the summit, taking place in Bucharest between March 31 and April 6.

They will be able to fly over, land and refuel on Bulgarian territory, and to perform any other activity related to the logistic missions of the summit.

During the rest of their stay in Bulgaria, the US troops are going to participate in joint drills for working out planned actions and the compatibility level among the Alliance’s armed forces.

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