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Cablegate: Bulgarian Reaction to Iraq's Constitutional

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UNCLAS SOFIA 001866

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KPAO KDEM IZ BU
SUBJECT: BULGARIAN REACTION TO IRAQ'S CONSTITUTIONAL
REFERENDUM

REF: SECSTATE 199224

1. Deputy Chief of Mission delivered reftel talking points
to Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, October
28. The Ministry referred him to the text posted on October
27th on their website.

2. Begin text posted on Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs official website.

"The Republic of Bulgaria congratulates the Iraqi people for
the successful referendum on Iraq,s new Constitution. The
active participation of the Iraqi people in this historic
event proves that the country is moving in the direction that
they desire.

October 15th, 2005, will remain in Iraq,s history as the day
on which Iraq,s citizens declared categorically their
readiness to determine their country,s destiny and their
will to participate in building a democratic, independent,
modern, law-abiding state.

We believe that the Iraqi people, helped by the international
efforts, in which Bulgaria participates, will succeed in
realizing their goals in the near future.

Republic of Bulgaria and its citizens will always support the
friendly nations, efforts for a better future, well-being
and prosperity." End text

3. This is the only statement issued by Bulgarian
authorities about the referendum.
BEYRLE

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