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Sofia supports international efforts to bring peace to Gaza

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Bulgaria supports and actively participates in international efforts aimed at achieving a ceasefire, securing the release of hostages and restoring dialogue and peace in the Gaza Strip as soon as possible. President Rumen Radev expressed this view in a telephone conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, BTA reported.

Radev recalled that Sofia condemned the Hamas attack immediately after the 7 October deadly assault and condemned the taking of hostages. 

Israel has the right to defend itself, but the unprecedented number of civilian casualties and the critical humanitarian situation in Gaza are deeply worrying, the President said. 

We call on Israel to guarantee the lives of civilians, Radev stressed. He reminded that among the Hamas hostages were two Israelis of Bulgarian origin. The situation of the hijacked ship "Galaxy Leader" near Yemen, with two Bulgarian citizens on board, was also discussed.

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