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Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Canberra, Australia

head of mission

Emilia I. Stefanova-Veleva

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria tothe Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand

 

Ms Emilia Stefanova-Veleva joins the Bulgarian Diplomatic Service in 1992.

She has a Master’s degree in Spanish Philology and Psychology (Cum Laude) from the Sofia University Saint Clement Ohridsky (1977-1982).

Also graduatedin International Relations from the Spanish Diplomatic School(1994-1995).

Has attended a Professional Course for Diplomats in theForeign Service Institute in New Delhi, India (2006).

Her first professional experience is as a Professor in Spanish at the Iberoromanic Philology Cathedra ofthe Sofia University Saint Clement Ohridsky(1982-1986) and at the Language Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984-1992).

She has also worked as an Interpreter, News Speaker and Correspondent at the Spanish Section of the Bulgarian National Radio.

Founding member of the Hispanics Association in Bulgaria.

In 2002 has been an Elections Observer in Kosovo as member of OSCE Missions.

Her diplomatic work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been mainly dedicated to the Latin American countries and Canada.

In 2013 - 2014 she has been heading the Latin American Department.

Ms Stefanova-Veleva has been Deputy Head of Mission in Caracas (1996-1997) and Ottawa (2007-2010).

Head of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Havana (1997-2001) in the capacity of Chargé d’Affairesa.i.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria tothe Commonwealth of Australia since 2014 and non-resident Ambassador to New Zealand since 2015.

Fluent in Spanish and English, has a working knowledge of Russian and Portuguese.

 

 

Посолство на Република България в Австралия
Адрес: 29 Pindari Crescent, O’Malley, Canberra, ACT 2606
Пощенски адрес: P.O.Box 6096 Mawson, ACT 2607 Canberra, Australia
Телефон:
+612 62869700
Факс:
+612 62869600
Телефон за спешни случаи:
+614 07 414 825
Работно време на посолството: 09:00 - 17:30 ч.
Приемно време на консулска служба: 09.30 - 12.30 ч.
E-Mail: Embassy.Canberra@mfa.bg
 
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Australia
Address: 29 Pindari Crescent, O’Malley, Canberra, ACT 2606
Postal Address: P.O.Box 6096 Mawson, ACT 2607 Canberra, Australia
Telephone:
+612 62869700
Fax: +612 62869600
Emergency phone:
+614 07 414 825
Embassy office hours: 09.00 am - 5.30 pm
Office hours of the Consular Section: 09.30 am – 12.30 am
E-Mail: Embassy.Canberra@mfa.bg