French Ambassador Calls for Apology in Siderov Case

Diplomacy | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 11:36|  views

French Ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes. Photo by BGNES

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria expects an apology from the nationalist leader Volen Siderov, regarding the scandal involving a French diplomat.

"An apology would be the normal thing in such a case. I understand that some people get irritated and provoked by the slightest things, but when they calm down and re-think their actions, an apology is expected", said H.E. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes for the Bulgarian National Television.

Late on Monday, Siderov verbally assaulted the French cultural attach? during a Sofia-Varna flight and later attacked a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus.

"This MP said that, as such, he has the right ask for her identification. This cannot be so. MPs only make the laws. He is not a policeman", added the ambassador.

Ambassador De Cabanes stressed that there is no diplomatic scandal between France and Bulgaria regarding the incident.

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