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Serbia, Belgrade, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Head of Mission

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H.E. Mr. Petko Doykov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary



Amb. Petko Doykov

Born on 31st January 1964 in Bulgaria.




Since 5 April 2021

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


26 August 2019 – 4 April 2021

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Minister


March - August 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director General for Bilateral Relations


October 2018 - February 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Middle East and Africa Directorate, Senior Diplomatic Officer


April 2014 - September 2018

Ambassador of Bulgaria to India, concurrently accredited to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives


October 2013 - April 2014

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director General for Bilateral Relations


July 2012 - September 2013

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Security Policy Director


February 2010 - June 2012

Ambassador of Bulgaria to Mauritania (non-resident, based in Tunis, Tunisia)


May 2008 - June 2012

Ambassador of Bulgaria to Tunisia

Head of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Tunis (January 2009 - December 2010)


October 2004 - May 2008

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director for Middle East and Africa


August 2003 - October 2004

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NATO Directorate, State Expert


October 1999 - July 2003

Delegation of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels, Belgium

Deputy Political Adviser


September 1997 - October 1999

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NATO, Western European Union and Security Issues Directorate, Expert




August 1993 - July 1997

Embassy of Bulgaria in Egypt, Third Secretary


September 1992 - August 1993

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Arab Countries Directorate, Expert





2017 - 2018

Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law & Diplomacy

The Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, India


2000 - 2002

Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

United Business Institutes, Brussels, Belgium


1985 - 1991

Expert in International Relations with a major in Arabic language - Master’s Degree, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia


Professional Qualifications:




Diplomatic Training Programme on ”Understanding Indian Foreign Policy”, O.P. Jindal Global University, India



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



Winter School for Diplomats, School of International Studies,

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India



Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Programme

on e-Learning and Digital Education


April 2014


Seminar on Effective International Negotiations,

Trainer: Ron Ton, Director Clingendael Academy



Harvard Kennedy School Black Sea Security Programme,

Bucharest, Romania


September 2012

Senior Executive Seminar ”Beyond Al Qaeda: How to Understand and Counter Violent Extremism”, George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Germany



Public Presentation Skills Course (British Council, Sofia)




Multinational Negotiation Training Course (Swiss Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium)


Additional Information:



July 2018


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


February 2018

”Outstanding Ambassador of the Year” Award of the Unity International Foundation, India


July 2015

Golden decoration of honour of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for long and impeccable service to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


January 2014

Honorary diploma of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for significant professional achievements


July 2012


Granted personal diplomatic rank of career ambassador

May 2012

Order of the Republic of Tunisia


July 2011

Silver decoration of honour of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for continued significant achievements in the Diplomatic Service


July 2006

Silver decoration of honour of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for evacuation of Bulgarian citizens from Lebanon during war operations


March 2005

Award of honour of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for contribution to the successful completion of the 12th OSCE Ministerial Council in Sofia


December 2003

Medal on the occasion of 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the USA


Language Skills:

English, French, Arabic, Russian


Ambassador Doykov is married to Radosveta and they have three children - Mario, Kalina and Alexander.

7 April 2021




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