A news release from the Israel's Ministry of Tourism reports that the ceremony Minister of tourism Misezhnikov said:
It is important that we seek justice not only with those who are directly responsible for the terror attack but also with the country that sent them, Iran, who via its cells has planted terrorism and destruction around the world. The world must unite against the danger that is Iranâ€™s nuclear plan.
Senior members of the Bulgarian Government, including Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism, the governor of Burgas, the mayor, leaders of the Bulgarian Jewish community and members of the Israeli delegation which includes senior representatives from the Israeli tourism industry attended the ceremony which opened with a memorial prayer and the recital of kadish.
Minister Misezhnikov thanked the Bulgarian Government, local rescue forces and authorities and added:
The important message that I have come here to send out on behalf of the State of Israel is not to let terrorism disrupt our lives. We cannot allow terrorists that have tried to destroy relationships between countries to succeed in their evil intentions and the answer to the terrorism needs to be the strengthening of relationships in all areas. Bulgaria was and remains a friendly nation for us and I thank the Bulgarian Government for their devoted care.
To continue to strengthen diplomatic and tourism ties between Israel and Bulgaria in September 2012 the two governments will meet in Jerusalem. In October, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will visit Israel.