Mr. Borissov, the Bulgarian Prime Minister, expressed his thanks to Stenzler and to KKL-JNF for the opportunity to plant a tree in Israel. He laughed and said that if one tree has such a powerful effect on the atmosphere "we may have to plant a few more trees here before we go back to Bulgaria. I am happy to see that you work so hard promoting Green energy. Although we didn't reach a final agreement about climate change in Copenhagen, I believe it was a good starting point for future change. I think that if the conference had not taken place during a global financial crisis, the conference would have been more successful.
"Earlier today, I met Reuven Rivlin, the Speaker of the Knesset. I was very impressed by him! He told me that he was a ninth-generation Jerusalemite and said that his fondest hope was that in another 200 years, Jerusalem would be an even better place to live in. We express the same hope for Bulgaria and the rest of the world. We want to leave a better world and a better Europe for future generations. But as for now, I say, let's get to work planting that olive tree!"