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Kostadin Kodzhabashev

Kostadin Kodzhabashev

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kostadin Kodzhabashev was born on 5th March 1962 in the town of Smolyan.

In 1989, he was employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked as an expert in the Latin America Department and also in the International Organizations Administration. He was the head of the Latin America Department in the Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia Division. He was also a deputy director and acted as head of the NATO and Security Issues Department. He was the head of the Latin America Department at the America Directorate.

Over the years, Kostadin Kodzhabashev has held the office of an attaché in the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Lagos, Nigeria. He has also been the third and the second secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Harare, Zimbabwe, the first secretary and advisor at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Rome, Italy, where he was also the deputy-head of the mission, an advisor and an authorized minister at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Madrid, the Kingdom of Spain and also a deputy-head of the mission.

From 2009 to 2012, he was the Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Valencia, the Kingdom of Spain, and then by the year 2016, he took the office and an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra.

From the end of the year 2016 to the beginning of the year 2019, he was Director General of the Bilateral Relations Directorate General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For the time being, he has been an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine. He was also appointed interim Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Interim Government of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria led by the Prime Minister Galab Donev.

He is fluent in Spanish, English and Russian. He also speaks French and Italian.

Married and has one child.

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