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Petko Doykov

Petko Doykov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Supervises the activities of:

  •     Political Affairs General Directorate
  •     European Affairs General Directorate
  •     Bilateral Relations General Directorate
  •     European Union Policy and Institutions Directorate
  •    EU Common Foreign and Security Policy Directorate
  •    Southeast Europe Directorate
  •     Security Policy Directorate
  •     Bilateral European Cooperation Directorate
  •     Middle East and Africa Directorate
  •     Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate

 

Professional Career:

2019                      

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bilateral Relations Director General

2018–2019 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Middle East and Africa Directorate, Senior diplomatic official

2014–2018      

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to India, accredited also to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives

2013–2014       

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bilateral Relations Director General

2012–2013          

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy Director

2010–2012            

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (accredited from the Embassy in Tunisia)                             

2008–2012                       

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Tunisia, Head of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Tunisia (January 2009–December 2010)

2004–2008            

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Middle East and Africa Director

2003– 2004       

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO Directorate, State expert

1999–2003           

Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels, Deputy political counselor

1997–1999   

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO, Western European Union and Security Affairs Directorate, Expert

1993–1997                  

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Third Secretary

1992–1993         

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arab Countries Directorate, Expert

 

Education

2017–2018                            

Post-graduate course in international law and diplomacy, Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, India

2000–2002                        

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, United Business Institutes, Brussels, Belgium

1985–1991                         

Master in International Relations with Foreign Languages (Arabic), Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Moscow, Russian Federation

 

Professional Training:

2018                                          

Training Programme for Diplomats, Understanding India’s Foreign Policy, Jindal Global University, India

2017                                     

16th Summer Course on International Law, Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), India

2016                                     

Winter School for Diplomats, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

2015                                           

Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, E-learning and Digital Education Programme

2014                         

Seminar on Effective International Negotiations, Lecturer: Ron Ton, Director, Clingendael Academy

2013                                     

Harvard Kennedy School, Black Sea Security Program, Bucharest, Romania

2012                 

Seminar for senior civilian officials, Beyond the Al-Qaeda Phenomenon: How to Understand and Counter Violent Extremism, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany

2006                                     

Presentation Skills training course, British Council, Sofia

2000                                     

Training course in multinational negotiations, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to NATO, Brussels

 

Foreign Languages:

English, French, Arabic, Russian

 

Awards and Honours

2018                                

Letter of appreciation by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the assistance provided in the rescue operation for the alpinist Boyan Petrov

Outstanding Ambassador of 2018, award bestowed by the Unity International Foundation, India

2015                             

Golden Honorary Badge of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for long-standing service of excellence within the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2014                      

Honorary Diploma for professional excellence awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

2012                             

Promotion to the personal rank of ambassador of the Bulgarian diplomatic service

Order of the Republic of Tunisia

2011                             

Silver Honorary Badge of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for consistent outstanding achievements in the diplomatic service

2006                             

Silver Honorary Badge of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the successful organization of the evacuation of Bulgarian citizens in Lebanon during military hostilities

2005                           

Award bestowed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the contribution to the successful completion of the 12th OSCE Ministerial Council

2003                   

Medal awarded on the occasion of the centenary of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the United States of America

 

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