Bulgaria's President to Attend Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

Diplomacy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 18:52|  views

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher set to take place on April 17 at London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

Plevneliev's attendance was confirmed Tuesday by the press office of Bulgaria's head of state.

The ceremonial service is to start at 11am local time and will be aired live by the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).

According to reports of British media outlets, Downing Street sent 2000 invitations to foreign dignitaries, UK politicians and family friends of Baroness Thatcher.

Thatcher died on April 8, at the age of 87, after suffering a stroke.


Tags: Margaret Thatcher, funeral, funeral service, Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev

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