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Irena Dimitrova





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.

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