Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva contacted her Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić-Radman about the devastating earthquake that struck the Balkans this afternoon. The epicenter was reported below the Croatian town of Petrinja, with reports of casualties, including a child, and significant injuries, the Foreign Ministry announced.
“In this difficult time, Bulgaria is ready to stand by our Croatian friends. We are ready to help. “I express my sincere condolences and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” said Zaharieva.
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Zagreb is available to all Bulgarian citizens for assistance in case of need. “The diplomatic mission, along with most of the buildings in the Croatian capital, have no electricity, but our staff is on line and performing their duties,” the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry noted in a statement.
In a Twitter post, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed his condolences over the devastating earthquake to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
I mourn the victims and 🙏 pray for the health of the injured during the second severe earthquake in Croatia in the last two days. @AndrejPlenkovic, RoatCroatia can count on our support for post-disaster recovery! Be strong, we are with you!
– Boyko Borisov (@BoykoBorissov) 29 December 2020
“I mourn the victims and pray for the health of the injured during the second severe earthquake in Croatia in the last two days. Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia can count on our support for recovery after the disaster! Be strong, we are with you! “Borissov wrote on Twitter.