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WORKING MEETING BETWEEN THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SCIS MRS. TSVETA MARKOVA AND THE COMMERCIAL ATTACHE AT THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA MR. SCOTT POZIL

On 10 June 2010 Mrs. Tsveta Markova – Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security had a working meeting with Mr. Scott Pozil – Commercial attaché at the   Embassy of the United States of America. The subject of the meeting was the discussion of the possibilities for updating of the Agreement in force between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States of America concerning the protection of military classified information. The necessity for that is due to the fact that the Agreement in force was signed on 29 October 1999 before the entering into force of the Classified Information Protection Act and the regulations on its implementation and respectively the text of the Agreement contains digressions from the concepts and the rules for the protection of classified information introduced with the CIPA. The possibilities for the extension of its scope were also discussed which will give opportunity for exchange of classified information in all the fields of public life and not only in the field of defense.

In the frames of the meeting Mrs. Markova presented to Mr. Pozil the Draft Agreement on mutual protection and exchange of classified information.

Mr. Pozil supported the proposal for updating and extending the subject of the Agreement in force and took on the engagement to cooperate for accelerating the process on the preparation of expert negotiations between the two states.

The meeting was held in Sofia at the building of the State Commission on Information Security.