French Ambassador Calls for Apology in Siderov Case

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Bulgaria: French Ambassador Calls for Apology in Siderov Case French Ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes. Photo by BGNES

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria expects an apology from the nationalist leader Volen Siderov, regarding the scandal involving a French diplomat.

"An apology would be the normal thing in such a case. I understand that some people get irritated and provoked by the slightest things, but when they calm down and re-think their actions, an apology is expected", said H.E. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes for the Bulgarian National Television.

Late on Monday, Siderov verbally assaulted the French cultural attach? during a Sofia-Varna flight and later attacked a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus.

"This MP said that, as such, he has the right ask for her identification. This cannot be so. MPs only make the laws. He is not a policeman", added the ambassador.

Ambassador De Cabanes stressed that there is no diplomatic scandal between France and Bulgaria regarding the incident.

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