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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, 2009

On Sunday it was announced that Bulgaria will become the second nation to open an “honorary consulate” in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement in his opening remarks at the start of the weekly government cabinet meeting.


“Yesterday, after Shabbat was out, I spoke with my friend, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov,” Netanyahu said. “He decided – after having visited here several days previously – as a first step, to open an honorary consulate here in Jerusalem.

“He made the effort to explain to me, in our conversation, that this consul will not deal only with Bulgarian affairs in Jerusalem, but with Bulgarian affairs in the entire State of Israel.

“I told him that this was a welcome step and that I hoped it will quickly lead to the opening of the official and complete Bulgarian Embassy in Jerusalem.”