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Bulgaria: Ambassador To U.N. Mission In Geneva Resigns

Sofia, 30 October 1996 (RFE/RL) -- The Bulgarian ambassador to the United Nations mission in Geneva has resigned over disagreements with the policy of the Bulgarian Socialist government.

A Bulgarian foreign ministry source told our correspondent today in Sofia that Valentin Dobrev resigned his post in a letter sent to the foreign ministry. A copy of the letter was obtained by Radio Free Europe. Dobrev wrote that he could no longer work with the government and complained about a number of cases of what he called interference in his work by ministry and U.N. mission officials.

Dobrev is not the first Bulgarian ambassador to complain against Bulgarian government policy. Earlier this year, Slavy Pashovski, the Bulgarian ambassador to the U.N., called a news conference in New York to accuse the Bulgarian cabinet of reintroducing communism in Bulgaria.

Dobrev's resignation must still be considered by the cabinet and approved by the president.