US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European, Eurasian Affairs Yee Confirms Strategic Partnership between US, Bulgaria

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European, Eurasian Affairs Yee Confirms Strategic Partnership between US, Bulgaria

Hoyt Yee, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, confirmed the strategic partnership between his country and Bulgaria, and said that Bulgaria is a friend and ally both in good and difficult times, at international and regional level. The United States remains shoulder to shoulder in support of Bulgaria, he said after his talks with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov here Tuesday.
Hoyt Yee noted that the topics of the talks had been raised during the visit to Bulgaria of US Secretary of State John Kerry and were in the sphere of energy security, rule of law and defence. 
The guest praised Bulgaria for its contribution to the world piece as an ally and partner. The US welcomes the measures which Bulgaria undertakes in fighting against terrorism and dealing with the terrorist risks at the global level, including the participation in the coalition against ISIL, Hoyt Yee said. 
In his words, strengthening the energy security of this country and the region, which is very much dependent on Russian gas, is a shared goal. The guest stressed that the key to energy security is diversification and expressed hope that the gas interconnector with Greece will bring about real diversification. 
 
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