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Cablegate: Bulgaria Strongly Supports International Action

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SUBJECT: BULGARIA STRONGLY SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL ACTION
AGAINST BURMA

REF: SECSTATE 146862

PolOff delivered reftel demarche to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Head of the Department for UN and Global Issues,
Kamen Velichkov on October 22. Velichkov said that Bulgaria
fully supports the efforts of the UN Special Advisor Ibrahim
Gambari and will follow the EU's strong stance on this issue.
He noted that the situation in Burma is serious because of
the human rights violations, the deprivation of political
rights, and Burma's lack of prospects for development.
Velichkov is hopeful that the international community will
come to a consensus or quasi-consensus on the Burma
situation. PolOff separately delivered reftel demarche to
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Human Rights expert Christina
Yotova on October 26, who promised to communicate the U.S.
position to the Director of Human Rights, Andrei Tehov.

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