Professional experience

Previous positions

From 2005 to 2009

  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to France and Monaco
  • Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Bulgaria to UNESCO
  • Representative of the Bulgarian Government to the Executive Board of UNESCO (2007 – 2009)
  • Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to the "Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie" (OIF)
  • Deputy Chairperson, Group of Francophone Countries at UNESCO
  • Chairperson of the Second Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (February 2008, Sofia)
  • Member of the literary group "Prix des Ambassadeurs"

Parliamentary experience

Member of Bulgarian Parliament

2001-2005

  • Deputy Chairperson of the Foreign Policy, Defence and Security Committee
  • Member of the European Integration Committee
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee

Member of the Constituent National Assembly

1990 –  1991

Responsible for the development of the New Democratic Constitution

Professional experience between 1977 and 1997

  • 1995 – 1997
    Secretary of the Council of Ministers for European Integration, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, First Deputy Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs a.i.
  • 1977 – 1990
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia, Member of several Bulgarian Delegations to the United Nations, particularly the Delegations to the World Conferences on Women held in Copenhagen (1980) and Nairobi (1985). Vice-President of the Bulgarian Delegation to the World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995)
  • 1991- 1992
    Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia
  • 1984 – 1990
    Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sofia
  • 1982 – 1984
    Diplomat, Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the UN, New York
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