August 30, 2021

Bulgaria latest country to boycott upcoming Durban IV conference

Bulgaria is the latest country to announce that it will be boycotting the upcoming Durban IV conference taking place in September.

“Bulgaria will not participate in the UNGA (UN General Assembly) high-level meeting on the Durban Declaration and Plan of Action,” tweeted Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry. “Given the history of the process, there’s a risk that the forum could be misused for anti-Semitic propaganda. We stay committed to fighting racism in all its forms and manifestation.”

Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan commended Bulgaria for its decision not to participate in the conference, which will mark 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban that infamously descended into an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hatefest.

“Thank you Bulgaria! The Jewish people appreciate your friendship,” Erdan tweeted.