Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov has welcomed the arrest of Ratko Mladić in an official statement on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on May 26 2011.
"The capture is a very good news for Serbia and the whole region," he said.
"The arrest of the war crimes suspect has proved that justice can be done and the relatives of the victims can now witness a fair trial and punishment for Mladić
"He will be flown to The Hague and that fact shows that crimes against humanity are not left without consequences," said Mladenov.
The efforts of Serbian political leaders in capturing Mladić had reaped results, said Mladenov, who added that there could be no doubt as to their full co-operation with the International Tribunal.
Serbia should continue with its reforms and be granted EU candidate status very soon, Mladenov said.
"Bulgaria is ready to help Serbia in that process in the name of the European future of Serbia and the whole region," the Foreign Minister said.