For over a hundred years, interrupted by tragic periods of totalitarianism, the United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Bulgaria. With its new era of democracy, our two countries now stand together in the Global War on Terrorism and our relationship is stronger than ever.
Bulgaria is a thriving democracy which recognizes the importance of furthering freedom throughout the world. By sending over 400 troops to Iraq to rebuild the country and train security forces, Bulgaria is playing an important role in helping the Iraqi people. Also with a contingent in Afghanistan, Bulgaria is a strategic ally that is helping to rebuild this nation and defeat terrorism.
As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Bulgaria Caucus along with Congresswoman Elleno Tauscher of California, I am honored to help lead the effort in Congress to promote the positive relationship between Bulgaria and the United States.