Israel to Open Honorary Consulate in Bulgaria's Burgas in Wake of Bus Bombing

Diplomacy | July 24, 2012, Tuesday // 19:33|  views

Bulgarian Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev is pictured with other officials, laying flowers during a memorial for the July 18 terrorist attack victims in Burgas. Photo by BGNES

Israel is going to open an honorary consulate in the Black Sea city of Burgas in the wake of the July 18 terrorist attack at the Burgas Airport, which killed 5 Israelis and 1 Bulgarian.

The upcoming opening of Israel's honorary consulate in Burgas was announced Tuesday by Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov at a memorial ceremony for the victims of last week's terrorist attack.

The July 18 terrorist attack in Bulgaria's Burgas, also known as the Burgas Bus Bombing, killed 5 Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver at the Sarafovo Airport near Burgas.

Tuesday's memorial ceremony in Burgas was attended by Bulgarian Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev, Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, Israeli Ambassador Shaul Kamisa-Raz, Bulgarian Ambassador to Israel Yury Sterk, among others.

Burgas Mayor Nikolov presented the future Honorary Consul of Israel in Burgas, Orlin Mandov, a native of Varna, who has long-time experience working with Israeli tourist companies.

"Orlin Mandov has helped out a great deal after the terrorist attack, he has provided assistance to those wounded in the blast, including with translation," Nikolov stated at the memorial, as cited by local news site BurgasInfo.

Israel's future honorary consulate in Burgas will be the fifth in the city, after the honorary consulates of Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia.

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