AJC: US Jewish Community Great Friend of Bulgaria

Diplomacy | August 23, 2010, Monday // 16:44|  views

Members of the Bulgarian cabinet, headed by PM Boyko Borisov (center L) on a meeting Monday with representatives of the American and Bulgarian Jewish communities, including director of the American Jewish Committee David Harris (second R). Photo-BGNES

Bulgaria has the full support and affection of the American Jewish community, stated the chair of the American Jewish Committee David Harris during his official visit in Sofia Monday.

Harris said that the US Jewish community has the capacity and is committed to helping Bulgaria “fully and in every single respect” for the full recovery of its international image.

The executive director of the American Jewish Committee met Monday with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Minster of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov, as well as the chair of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Maxim Benvenisti and the director of the Federation of Zionists in Bulgaria Victor Melamed.

Bulgaria has excellent relations with Israel and the Jewish people across the world, and has established itself as a reliable partner in international security, emphasized PM Borisov.

The chair of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Benvenisti on his part expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation between the Bulgarian Jewish community and the government, which according to him is closer than it has ever been before.

David Harris came to Sofia Sunday and was conferred with Shofar, the greatest award of the Bulgarian Jewish community, for his contribution to the development of the relations between the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom and the American Jewish Committee.

On Tuesday, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov will award David Harris with the Madara Rider state order, for his contribution to Bulgarian-US ties.

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Tags: Israel, Shalom, Victor Melamed, Maxim Benvenisti, Nikolay Mladenov, Tsvetan Tsvenanov, Boyko Borisov, David Harris, American Jewish Committe, USA, Georgi Parvanov


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