DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER
Irena Dimitrova is a career diplomat with over 20 years of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
2021 – 2022 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and then Ambassador for Special Assignments on Building Resilience.
2017 – 2021 - Head of the "NATO" department in the "Security Policy" Directorate.
2016 - 2017 - Advisor in the Arms Control Department in the UN and Global Affairs Directorate.
2012 – 2016 - First secretary in the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO.
2012 - Head of the "NATO" Department in the "Security Policy" Directorate.
2008 – 2012 - Second secretary in the "NATO" Department of the "Security Policy" Directorate.
2005 - 2008 - Third secretary at the Embassy of Bulgaria in London, United Kingdom.
2003 – 2005 - Attaché in the "NATO" Department of the "Security Policy" Directorate.
2000 – 2003 - Trainee attaché in the Americas Directorate.
- Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski";
- Diplomatic Academy of the Kingdom of Spain with an assigned academic degree "Master of International Relations" from the Complutense University of Madrid.
- Specialization at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) and the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany.
Languages: English, Spanish, French.