PM Netanyahu meets with PMs of 4 Balkan countries in Bulgaria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed to Varna on Thursday ahead of a summit meeting with the leaders of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and Serbia.

“I leave now to a summit of countries, and I will meet with my friends, the prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and the Serbian president. This is not just a meeting of friends, but it is, of course, to strengthen relations with each of these countries. Yet it is also a bloc of countries with whom I want to promote my policy, to change the hypocritical and hostile attitude of the EU”.

In a joint statement with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, PM Netanyahu said: “We are part of the same civilization, a civilization that values liberty, peace and progress, and today this civilization is under attack, most notably by the forces of militant Islam. Militant Islam attacks all of us. It attacks Arabs. It attacks Europeans. It attacks Israelis. It attacks everyone”.

We uncovered recently several Iranian attempts to launch terrorist attacks on the soil of Europe, and we stand together in this battle against terrorism and against militant Islam”.

Netanyahu met today with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă as part of the summit meeting of the Craiova State Forum in Varna.

PM Netanyahu on Friday condemned the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul but said the bigger problem facing the region was Iran.

“What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with. Yet the same time I say it, it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remains stable,” Netanyahu said.