Religion is extremely significant for each of us, but at the same time the most important things are peace, tolerance, and understanding. This was stated by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a joint press statement with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov mentioned in his speech that he was able to meet many friends in Israel and that we must put a lot of efforts to win over people's minds and their way of thinking. "With the internet there are many more possibilities, there are no limits. Technologies have developed, and at the same time you can see that a lot of horrible things can be inflicted with a kite or a drone," added Borissov.

"What we do together is to encourage a prosperous future, not a past of violence. I hope to focus on the topic of how to fight evil," said Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel prior to the meeting with Prime Minister Borissov.

In respect to the bilateral relations, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov expressed readiness to have the joint intergovernmental meeting by the end of the year and invited the Prime Minister of the State of Israel to visit Bulgaria. In turn, Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out that there are many topics to be discussed between the two friendly countries of Israel and Bulgaria.

Boyko Borissov shared with his Israeli counterpart that he would meet the relatives of the victims of the Sarafovo attack later in the day. "This attack was directed against Israeli citizens, but Bulgarians were killed as well and we were severely harmed, but it was then that we saw very clearly that our and your security services worked as one," the Bulgarian Prime Minister said.

According to Borissov, the mutual trust they have with Benjamin Netanyahu is extremely important, because Israel has a key role to play in solving the intricate situation in the Middle East.

"Every day there are at least 5 airplanes with tourists for Bulgaria and as I have promised, in January the General Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Jerusalem will open its doors, which was adopted by decision of the Council of Ministers in June," said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.