Diplomatic missions



Australia and Oceania


North America

South America

Switzerland, Bern, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Head of Mission


Radi Naidenov


Personal Details

Date and Place of birth: - 24 August 1962, Sofia

Marital status: - married, one child

Religion: - bulgarian orthodox


Educational Background

1976-1981 - German Language Secondary School in Sofia

1983-1989 - Study on the Higher School of Economics in Sofia

1989 - Magister in International Relations


Professional Experience

1981-1983 - Bulgarian Army

1990-1991 - Bulgarian Agrarian Union (BZNS), Department for Foreign Policy

1992 - Ministry of Defence, Department “Policy and Security” Expert in foreign policy

Dec. 1992 - 1993 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Department 'Europe & North America' - Desk officer for Scandinavia and Germany

1994-1996 - Attache and 3d Secretary in the Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

1997-1999 - 2d Secretary, Desk officer for Germany, Department 'Europe & North America',Secretary of the Kommission Bulgaria- Bavaria,MFA

1999-2001 - 1st Secretary in the Embassy in Berlin, Germany

2001-2002 - Deputy Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence

2002 - Counsellor

2002-2005 - Chief of Cabinet of the Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Council of Ministers

2004 - Minister plenipotentiary

2005 - Ambassador

2005-2012 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria (since October 2010 with Residence in Sofia)

April-May 2011 - Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

2011-2012 - Permanent secretary, MFA

2012 – 2018 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany

2012 – 2018 Vice Chairman of the Deutsch-Bulgarisches Forum e.V.

  1. January-4. May 2017 - Interim Minister of Foreign Affairs


Aug. - Dec. 1993 - Training course for young diplomats from Central and Eastern Europe, Berlin/Bonn, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

Jan. - May 1998 - Executive Course 98-1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen/FRG: Graduate of the College of International and Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Aug. 1998 - European Summer Academy, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Brussels

June 2003 - Individual Visitor Program of the U.S. Department of State (Washington D.C., Texas, Utah, Massachusetts, New York)

May 2005 - Sejour d’etudes, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres (Paris)


Languages: German, English, Russian



2019 - Commander's Cross (Great Cross of Merit), Germany

2017 - Silver Commander‘s Cross, The State of Lower Austria, Austria

2012 - Commander’s  Cross I-st Class, Austria

2012 - Grand Cross pro Merito Malitensi, The Sovereign Military Order of Malta

2003 - Star of the Commander by Number Grade of the Spanish Order of the Civil Merit, Spain


2020 – Award of the German Economy for Persons, AHK - Bulgaria

2014 - Badge of Honor Bulgaria-NATO, Ministry of Defense

2010 - Badge of Honor - Golden Century, Ministry of Culture

2007 - Silver Badge of honor, MFA

2005 - Medal 50 years Bulgaria in the UNO, MFA

2004 - Medal Bulgaria’s Chairmanship of the OSCE, MFA

2003 - Medal 100 years Bulgaria – USA diplomatic relations, MFA

2002 - Official Annual Medal of the 24th years of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Secretariat of State, Vatican City

1981 – Goldmedal, Ministry of Education

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