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Ceremonial Opening of the 23th Annual Meeting of the Multinational Working Group of Industrial Security

On 4 September 2008 at 09.00 hour in Sofia, at hotel “Radisson” SAS was opened ceremonially the 23th  Annual Meeting of the Multinational Working Group of Industrial Security (MISWG), whose host this year is Republic of Bulgaria, respectfully the State Commission on Information Security. In the MISWG takes part representatives from 27 EU and NATO member states including the Swiss Federation.

The goal of the working group is to present the national legal system and examples of good practice from the member states in the area of industrial security classified information, in aspect of its improvement and achievement common standards protecting classified information.

Holding regularly annual meetings of MISWG contributes to the extension and deepening the collaboration between the countries in different stratum of social life.

The meeting was opened by the Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security Mrs. Tsveta Markova. The Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Education and Science Mr. Daniel Valtchev congratulated the participants.  Guests were also the Director of the Military Policy Service, general Plamen Studenkov, Deputy Director of the National Intelligence Service general Lyudmil Angelov,
the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Mr. Plamen Petkov, the Director of the Institute of Metal Science and also Chairman of the Association of the “Bulgarian Defence Industry” prof. Stefan Vodenicharov.

In the current meeting on behalf of NATO and European Commission participated respectfully Mr. Rolf Ultes and
Mr. Michel de Wolf. After a insignificant break in the MISWG took part representatives from Turkey.

In the framework of the meeting was also opened an exhibition, that revealed  Bulgarian commercial companies, whose business refers to the defence industry.

The meeting is open tomorrow.