International Cooperation – Bulgaria
IMPORTANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ITALIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE
Minister of Defense Bliznakov personally bestowed the Cross of First Class of the Order for Faithful Service Under the Flag upon the Secretary General of the Italian Atlantic Committee, Prof. Fabrizio W. Luciolli, for his outstanding contribution to the integration of Bulgaria into NATO and the EU, and to the reinforcement of relations between the Bulgarian and Italian Armed Forces. This acknowledgement constitutes the highest Bulgarian military honor and it was conferred, for the time to a foreigner, during an official ceremony held in Sofia on 2nd July 2007 at the “Targestvena” Hall of the Military Club, on the occasion of the Day of Bulgarian and Italian Defense Industries. The ceremony was attended by numerous military and civil authorities. The news was widely reported by the Bulgarian press and other media.