Bulgarian President: Nice terror attack is against the foundations of our civilisation

Bulgaria is shaken by the terrorist attack in Nice and strongly condemns “this attack on the foundations of our civilisation,” President Rossen Plevneliev said in a July 15 cable to his French counterpart, François Hollande.

Expressing condolences to Hollande on the Bastille Day terrorist attack in which several dozen civilians, including many children, were killed or injured, Plevneliev said that such acts of brutal violence and hatred are completely unacceptable and cannot be justified in any way.

“Bulgaria is shaken and firmly and strongly condemns this attack on the foundations of our civilisation,” Pleveniev said, adding that the attack “shows that we must remain united and resolute in the fight against the threats of terror.

“Our common duty is to unite our efforts and work towards a more secure and peaceful world,” the Bulgarian head of state said.

“Allow me, on behalf of the Bulgarian people and on my own behalf, to offer our deepest condolences to the relatives of the victims and to express hope for the speedy recovery of the injured. In this difficult moment for the French people, we mourn with you for the fallen.”

Plevneliev told Hollande, “I am convinced that you will remain steadfast in your efforts to quickly uncover those responsible for this inhuman deed and for them suffer the fullest extent of the law.”



The Sofia Globe staff

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