Greece Expresses Support, Solidarity with Bulgaria, Israel over Bomb Attack

Greece Expresses Support, Solidarity with Bulgaria, Israel over Bomb Attack

Greece expressed its abhorrence over Wednesday's terrorist bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Bulgarian port city of Burgas which killed at least six people and injured another 32.

Foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras stated Greece's support and solidarity with Bulgaria, Israel and the friendly people of Israel, and extended condolences to the families of the victims, state-run Athens News Agency reported on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev convened a meeting of the National Security Council with the terrorist act as one of the items on the agenda. It is scheduled to take place on July 24, state-run Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) said.

Enhanced security measures are in place across the entire country, especially at airports, sea and river ports, bus and railway stations. The Burgas airport reopened for flights at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

No outflow of Israeli or other foreign visitors has been registered, economy minister Delyan Dobrev said.

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