Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned his Bulgarian counterpart, Boiko
Borisov, on Thursday, a day after Borisov quit amid days of protests over the
country’s struggling economy. Netanyahu made the call to express
appreciation for recent close cooperation between the two
According to a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office,
Netanyahu said he hoped this cooperation would continue into the
Borisov was head of a Center- Right government that was
considered one of Israel’s strongest supporters inside the EU. Specifically,
Netanyahu expressed Israel’s deep appreciation for Borisov’s courage and
determination in investigating the Burgas terrorist attack, in which five
Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed last summer, and in pointing an
accusing finger at Hezbollah.
“This courageous stand is in line with the
values of the democratic world, and worthy of its support,” Netanyahu said.