Head of State: Bulgaria Will Continue to Be Part of the Efforts for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the Release of the Hostages and the Provision of Humanitarian Aid to the Civilian Population

2024-03-29 21:40:00

Bulgaria follows with great concern what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Our country strongly condemns the terrorist attack by "Hamas" against the State of Israel on October 7 last year, as well as any manifestation of terrorism. At the same time, Bulgaria in no way accepts the situation in which thousands of civilians, women and children are dying, and one million people in the Gaza Strip are threatened by a humanitarian catastrophe. This was stated by President Rumen Radev in a telephone conversation with the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas.

Bulgaria is part of the decision of the European Council of March 20 this year for an immediate humanitarian pause, which would lead to a permanent ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and the provision of humanitarian aid, the president pointed out. Rumen Radev expressed hope that reason will prevail for the sake of the future of the people of Palestine and Israel and for finding a peaceful solution based on the principle of two states, in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

During the conversation, President Radev called on his counterpart to support the efforts to rescue the Bulgarian sailors on the "Galaxy Leader" ship detained off the coast of Yemen. President Abbas expressed the readiness of Palestine to provide assistance in this direction in accordance with its capabilities.

Mahmoud Abbas expressed his high appreciation for the traditionally friendly relations between Bulgaria and Palestine, as well as for Bulgaria's principled position in support of the cessation of hostilities in the Middle East, the release of hostages, and the provision of free access to humanitarian aid for the distressed population in the Gaza Strip and to seek a peaceful solution based on the two-state principle.


Rumen Radev: Bulgaria Supports the Example of Montenegro for Progress in European Integration Based on Deep Reforms and the Principle of Own Merits

17 June 2024 | 17:05
Improving connectivity between our countries is a key condition for the economic development of Southeast Europe, President Rumen Radev said during an official visit to Montenegro

Rumen Radev: The Position of the B9 that Each Country Should Decide Whether and How to Provide Assistance to Ukraine According to Its Capacity Is in Support of Common Sense and Focuses on the Search for a Solution to Achieve Peace through Negotiations

11 June 2024 | 15:03
Bulgaria will continue to develop its own defence capacity and strengthening the deterrent and defence potential of NATO's eastern flank, the president stressed in Riga before the B9 summit

Rumen Radev: Bulgarian Institutions Must Work for Consolidated National Policy in Support of Our Compatriots Abroad

3 June 2024 | 14:02
The head of state awarded Ivan Nikolov, a prominent figure of the Bulgarian national minority in the Republic of Serbia, with the Stara Planina Order, First Class

Head of State Rumen Radev held a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach

27 May 2024 | 22:10
Bulgaria highly appreciates the readiness of the International Olympic Committee to support the efforts and ambition of our country to host the Youth Winter Olympic Games. This was stated by Head of State Rumen Radev at a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach, which took place at the organization's headquarters in Lausanne.







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