Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with the Chief Rabbi of Europe Pinchas Goldschmidt.
During the conversation, the Chief Rabbi expressed gratitude to the Bulgarian government for the support and security that our country provides to the Bulgarian Jewish community. Pinchas Goldschmidt noted that in other parts of Europe there has been an increase in anti-Semitism in contrast to Bulgaria. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov highlighted that our country has always been an example of religious tolerance and in Bulgaria traditionally there are no anti-Semitism processes. He added that on these issues there is a special national coordinator, whose functions are performed by a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt said that Bulgaria and the government are extremely respected among Jewish communities in Europe. During the conversation, Prime Minister Borissov underlined that the heroic deed of Bulgarians in saving the Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust should not be forgotten.
Prime Minister Borissov was invited by the Conference of European Rabbis to participate as an honorary guest in their working session at the Munich Security Conference in February 2019.