Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bulgaria)

Ministry charged with overseeing the foreign relations of Bulgaria.

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Ekaterina Zaharieva

Zaharieva meets with U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on November 5, 2018.

Ekaterina Spasova Gecheva-Zaharieva (Екатерина Спасова Гечева-Захариева; born 8 August 1975) is a Bulgarian politician who served as the Foreign Minister of Bulgaria 2017 to 2021.


Series of small cars produced from 1957 until 1991 by former East German car manufacturer VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau.

Trabant 601 limousine
Trabant 601 Estate
Interior of a 601
Trabant two-stroke engine
A 1959 P50
A 1963 Trabant 601
P1100 prototype
Trabant 601 breaking through the wall in 1989, Checkpoint Charlie
Trabant 1.1 with VW Polo four-stroke engine
Many Trabants like this one, photographed in Leipzig in 1990, were abandoned after 1989.
Trabi World, a tourist attraction in Berlin featuring a Trabant museum and a self-driven tour of Berlin in Trabants.
A Trabant during the first Parade of Trabants in 2007
Trabant P50 Universal, later known as the 500 Universal, at the Pirnaischer Platz in 1961
Trabant Tramp / civilian Kübelwagen (doorless field car)
Trabant P 50
Trabant P 1.1 Kubelwagen
Trabant P 601 WE II
Trabant 500 Pickup
Trabant P50 Kombi
alt=Yellow station wagon with advertising|A "billboard on wheels" in Prague
alt=Red-and-white station wagon|Outfitted for volunteer firefighting
alt=Green-and-white police car|Police car used for public relations in Bremen
alt=Two yellow cars with their drivers shaking hands|Leaving for a 2009 trip from Prague to Cape Town
alt=Matching station wagon and trailer|601 with homemade trailer
alt=White-and-red station wagon|600 universal
alt=See caption|Graffiti of a Trabant driving through the Berlin Wall
alt=White station wagon|601S universal, with sliding roof
alt=White sedan|601 Deluxe limousine
alt=Green jeep|601 Kübel
alt=White station wagon|1.1 universal
Trabants in an East Berlin, East Germany parking lot during the freedom summer of 1990 (between the fall of The Wall and German Reunification)

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister and Atlantic Club of Bulgaria founding president Solomon Passy owned a Trabant which was blessed by Pope John Paul II in 2002 and in which he took NATO Secretaries General Manfred Wörner, George Robertson, and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer for rides.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government department responsible for the state's diplomacy, bilateral, and multilateral relations affairs as well as for providing support for a country's citizens who are abroad.

The United Nations, with its headquarters in New York City, is the largest international diplomatic organization.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bulgaria)

Solomon Passy

Archive of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Solomon Isaac Passy (Соломон Исак Паси) (born 22 December 1956) is a Bulgarian scientist, politician, and innovator, founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (since 1990), Foreign Minister in the Government of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (2001-2005), Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2004.

Elena Poptodorova

Bulgarian politician and diplomat, who has served two times as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the United States.

Elena Poptodorova joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975 as a high-level interpreter for the Bulgarian Government.

Antarctic Place-names Commission

H.H. Benedict XVI presented with the 2005 Bulgarian map of Livingston Island
Field work for the Commission
Topographic marker used by the Commission
A stamp commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of Bulgarian Antarctic cartography in the service of the Commission
Naming ceremony for Antarctica Park in Kilifarevo, Bulgaria; left to right Bulgarian Antarctic Programme's Christo Pimpirev and Mayor Dimitar Sabev

The Antarctic Place-names Commission was established by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute in 1994, and since 2001 has been a body affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.

Petar Mladenov

Bulgarian communist diplomat and politician.

He joined the Politburo and became foreign minister in 1971, serving in that position for 18 years.

Tangra 2004/05


The Tangra 2004/05 Expedition was commissioned by the Antarctic Place-names Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, managed by the Manfred Wörner Foundation, and supported by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian Posts, Uruguayan Antarctic Institute, Peregrine Shipping (Australia), and Petrol Ltd, TNT, Mtel, Bulstrad, Polytours, B. Bekyarov and B. Chernev (Bulgaria).

Ivan Hristov Bashev

Bulgarian diplomat and Foreign Minister of Bulgaria from 1962 to 1971.

Bashev headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until his death on 13 December 1971 and is considered one of "most remarkable foreign ministers of Bulgaria".

Reactions to the 2008 Mumbai attacks

Reactions to the 2008 Mumbai attacks were on the local, national and international levels.

Candle light vigils were held in the following days.

– In a public telegram on 27 November, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivaylo Kalfin presented his deepest condolences to his Indian colleague and said, "We categorically condemn those barbaric acts of terrorism that cannot be justified by any sort of political, ethnic or religious reasons, and we express our support for stronger co-operation of the international community in the struggle against terrorism".