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Greece, Athens, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

About us

Dear friends of Bulgaria,

Welcome to the website of the Bulgarian Embassy in Athens!

In 2020, Bulgaria and Greece celebrate the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The history of the relations between Bulgarians and Greeks is, however, much older. We have been neighbours for centuries, we have shared the turbulent past of the Balkans and of Europe and have successfully overcome the shadows of history to build mutual respect and confidence.

Today, our political relations are based on mutual trust, shared values, common challenges and interests. We are developing stable and dynamic partnership with Greece in all areas of cooperation.

We are satisfied with the steady trend of increase in bilateral trade relations and will continue to work for maintaining it in the future. Bulgaria and Greece are blessed to have a variety of remarkable natural and historical sites and the tourist exchange between our countries is particularly active. The sector of tourism provides significant opportunities for growth and has a considerable potential for further development. The bilateral cooperation in the field of energy connectivity and diversification will contribute not only to the security and prosperity of our countries but to the economic development of the entire region as well. Collaboration in the fields of transport, infrastructure, culture, education, interior, security and defense is also being developed successfully.

Among the primary tasks of the Embassy is the protection of the rights and interests of the Bulgarian citizens in Greece and the preservation of Bulgarian identity, culture and traditions.

We hope that on our website you will find useful information about Bulgaria, about significant events surrounding our bilateral relations, as well as the activities of the Embassy and the Bulgarian community in Greece.​

Valentin Poriazov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to

the Hellenic Republic


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