Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Source: Sofia Echo

Troops from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia launched the joint military training Danube Guard 07.

The training will take place in the border zone between the three countries, on the Danube River. It will last until June 29.

Danube Guard 07 aims to co-ordinate the efforts of the three countries in disaster management.

More than 1600 troops and civilians will take part in the training. Bulgaria is represented by 360 people, Romania by 700 and Serbia by 550.

Tanjug news agency reported that the aim of the training was to increase regional security. It also carried importance for better co-operation between Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.

Co-director of the Bulgarian participation Dimitar Dimitrov said that the training will increase mutual trust and friendship.

The presidents of the three countries will attend the main part of the training scheduled for June 27.

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