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Svetlan Stoev - Caretaker minister of foreign affairs

 

 

Svetlan     Stoev      was      born      on      August      30,      1960      in      Sofia,      Bulgaria. He graduated with a master degree in majoring “International Relations” at the University of National and World Economy in 1985, in Sofia. He graduated also in majoring “International Economic Relations” at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow (1990-1992) and European Institutions and Policies at the Diplomatic Academy “Gustav Stresemann” in Bonn in 1998.

He is married to Mrs. Emilia Stoeva. They have two children - Christina (born in 1986) and Ventsislav (born in 1990).

He began his carrier at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria after winning a post open to competition in October 1985. He has occupied the following appointments and positions:

 

1985-1987

Trainee-Attaché at the Press Department;

1987-1990

Attaché at the “United State Protocol” Directorate;

1992-1993

Desk officer for Turkey at the “International Law and Consular Relations” Department;

1993-1997

First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria;

 

1997-1999

Head of “Scandinavian Countries” Division at “Western Europe and North America” Directorate;

1998-1999

National Coordinator for the Central European Initiative;


1999-2002

Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Copenhagen, the Kingdom of Denmark;

 

 

2003-2005

Head of Department in “European Countries” Directorate. Co-Chairman of the Joint Governmental

Commission “Bulgaria - Bavaria”. Head of the Task Force in relation to the preparation and organization of the 12th OSCE Council Meeting in Sofia, 7-9 December 2004;

 

2005-2009

Ambassador, Head of the Diplomatic Bureau of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany;

 

2009-2011

Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of the Interinstitutional Committee on Diplomatic Property outside the Country;

 

2011-2012

Ambassador at large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria;

2012-2016

 

September 2016 – January

2019

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Kingdom of Sweden;

 

Director of the State Protocol Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

From January 2019

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Kingdom of Denmark

 

He has been awarded the following distinctions:

  • Medal of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany;
  • Order of Merit of the French Republic;
  • Golden Laurel Twig of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria for Excellence in Achieving High Standards and Performance during the Bulgarian Presidency of the OSCE;
  • Silver Honorary Award of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Excellence in Achieving High Standards of Performance in the Diplomatic Service;
  • Golden Laurel Twig of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria for Excellence in Achieving High Standards and Performance during the Bulgarian Presidency of the EC of the

 

Fluency in English, German and Russian.

 

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