The government of the Republic of Bulgaria has requested a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States of America [Docket No. DOS-2011-0115] to restrict imports of archaeological and ethnological material from Bulgaria dating from the Neolithic Period (7500 B.C.) through the nineteenth century A.D. This request is a substantial step toward enabling the US government to help stop the looting of archaeological sites and cultural monuments in Bulgaria.

We at SAFE feel strongly that the best way to understand cultural and historical objects of Bulgaria is within their archaeological, architectural and historical contexts, scientifically examined and professionally preserved. We know we are not alone in our belief and urge anyone interested in supporting the MOU with the Republic of Bulgaria to join us and Say YES to Bulgaria.

The MOU was signed on January 14, 2014.

For more information about CPAC, please visit the U.S. State Department International Cultural Property Protection web site.

—Senta German