Bulgarian government and president condemn Manchester terror attack

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The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has condemned the terror attack, which left many people dead outside a Manchester concert hall last night.

Borissov said, he believed, in collaboration with governments in partner countries, the authorities in the U.K. would be able to find the perpetrators of what he called a “monstrous act”. Those responsible would have to suffer the punishment they deserved.

At the same time, the Bulgarian head of government extended his condolences to the victims of the terror attack and their families. His thoughts were with those who went through grief and horror, Borissov said in a statement.

President Rumen Radev sent a letter of condolence to Queen Elizabeth II, his press department said. “With deep sorrow, I received the news”, Radev wrote. He expressed condolences on behalf of the Bulgarian people, along with sympathy, “to the relatives and friends of those who died.” In addition, Radev wished a rapid and successful recovery to the injured.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva condemned the attack as well. She said, using any form of violence to achieve political, economic or ideological purposes was “completely unacceptable” to her.

In the meantime, the Bulgarian Ambassador in the U.K., Konstantin Dimitrov, stated that according to the latest information available, no Bulgarians had been harmed in the Manchester attack.

 

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