UK and Bulgaria Strengthen Ties Despite Brexit
Friday, 30 September 2016
During the first visit by a UK Cabinet member since the EU Referendum, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said during his Bulgarian visit yesterday that he was committed to helping Bulgaria deal with increased militarisation in the Crimea and the Black Sea, and greater Russian military transfers through the Bosporus.
His visit to Sofia today, alongside a trade delegation of leading UK defence companies, was the first by a Defence Secretary in more than 20 years, and Mr Fallon said both security and Defence industry would benefit.
He said the decision to leave the EU does not in any way diminish the UK's unwavering commitment to world security.