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Working meeting between the Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security Mrs. Tsveta Markova and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Tsarkvenyakov

On 6 November 2009 in Sofia, the Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security  Mrs. Tsveta Markova had a working meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Tsarkvenyakov.

During the meeting the activities of the State Commission on Information Security as National Security Authority were presented. The issue on the stage of the implementation of the national procedures on entering into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the exchange and mutual protection of classified information in the field of defense, which was signed on 14 April 2009, was also discussed. Mrs. Markova informed Ambassador Tsarkvenyakov that on Bulgarian side the national procedure has been fulfilled and the Agreement is approved with Decision of the Council of Ministers. Information from Serbian side on the progress of the national procedure is expected.

Ambassador Tsarkvenyakov stressed on the fact that at the Republic of Serbia at the moment a legislative procedure on the adoption of a law in the field of classified information protection is in progress and that an authority similar by powers and functions with the SCIS has been established. As an institution this is a Bureau to the President of the Republic of Serbia.

It was stressed on the important role of such type of agreements as they establish the legal framework for exchange and mutual protection of classified information necessary in the cooperation process in different areas of public life.

Mrs. Markova and Mr. Tsarkvenyakov mutually confirmed the readiness for continuation of the established good cooperation between the two states.

The meeting was held at the building of the SCIS and was conducted in a working atmosphere.