25 October 2008

The Ban Bus in Bulgaria, 24 October 2008

The Ban Bus stopped in Sofia on 24 October. Ambassador Geoffrey Keating hosted a press conference at the Irish Embassy which was also attended by Tove Skarstein, Ambassador for Norway, and other representatives from the Italian, UK and Norwegian embassies, as well as representatives from UNDP and civil society.After the press conference the Ban Bus team collected signatures for the People's Treaty outside Hagia Sofia, the biggest church in the Balkans and the 6th largest in the world. In the evening the team was invited to a UNDP reception to celebrate UN day and talked to various people from organizations that might be interested in campaigning against cluster bombs.Mette Eliseussen, The Ban Bus, mettesofie@gmail.com