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In the mid-nineteenth century Romania provided sanctuary to some of Bulgaria’s most venerated historical figures, such as Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Georgi S. Rakovski, Lyuben Karavelov and many others involved in the struggle for national liberation.
In 1879 Romania became one of the first countries to establish relations with Bulgaria, with Bucharest being one of three European capitals to host the first Bulgarian diplomatic missions. On July 9 1879 Prince Alexander of Batteberg appointed the eminent Bulgarian philanthropist Evlogi Georgiev as the first diplomatic representative of Bulgaria in the Romanian capital.
For over 140 years the Bulgarian Embassy in Bucharest has been a focal point in the development of our bilateral relations. The transformative changes post-1989 are an illustration of the importance of this relationship: politicans in both countries heeded the call of the people for democratic change and an reaffirmation of European values. Bulgaria and Romania succesfully and simultaneously negotiated the road to NATO (2004) and European Union (2007) accession. The foundation on which the post-Communist era realtionship has been built for the past 30 years is the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good-neighbourliness, which was signed on January 21, 1992.
Currently Romania is Bulgaria’s No.2 trading partner and the economic relationship continues to expand. Romanian tourists make up the largest share of foreign visitors, and, reciprocally, the number of Bulgarians visiting Romania continues to rise.
The outstanding relationship between the two nations as NATO allies and EU partners has created a climate beneficial to the further development of an intensive interconnectedness when it comes to transport, energy, commerce, economic policy and even human development. A top priority remains cooperation in security, defence and home affaires. And last, but not least: the river Danube does not divide us. It will unite the people more and more!
The Republic of Bulgaria Embassy team in Romania and I will always be at your disposal to provide information and assist on matters of importance to you!
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Romania