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Portugal, Lisbon, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

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Head of Mission                                                                                                                    


Vasilii Takev

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Portugese Republic

 

Professional Experience:

2015 - 2016 Permanent Secretary of the MFA of Bulgaria

2012 - 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Poland

2010 - 2012 Director of the European Countries Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

2007 - 2010 Ambassador at large, MFA of Bulgaria

2002 - 2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria toSpain and Andorra

2001 - 2002 Director of the UN Directorate, Coordination, Analysis and Foreign Policy Planning Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

2000 - 2001 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the National Security Council at the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria

1997 - 2000 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria tothe Russian Federation

1993 - 1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria toArgentina and Paraguay

1991 - 1993 Director of theInternational Law and Consular Relations Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

1990 - 1991 Deputy Director of the Treaties and Law Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

1990           2nd Secretary, UN and Disarmament Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

1987 - 1990 3rd Secretary, USSR Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

1982 - 1987 3rd Secretary at the Embassy of Bulgaria to Venezuela

1978 - 1982 Attaché, Treaties and Law Directorate, MFA of Bulgaria

1978           Expert at the Foreign Policy Department of the Ministry of Transport of Bulgaria

 

Educational Background and Foreign Languages

1970 - 1971 Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Sofia University.

1971 - 1976 Master’s degree in International Public Law, Moscow Institute of International Relations.

 

Training and Qualification

Moscow Institute of International Relations, University of Leeds, University of Genève, UNITROA

 

Foreign Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish and Russian; knowledge of French and German.

 

Honours and Decorations

Decorated by several countries - Venezuela, Argentina, Russia, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria. Three times awarded with the Honorary Sign of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Service.

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