50 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BULGARIA AND AUSTRALIA: “50 STORIES” PROJECT01 December 2021 News
DEAR FRIENDS OF BULGARIA IN AUSTRALIA AND OF AUSTRALIA IN BULGARIA,
In 2022 we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Australia. This is an important milestone in our political dialogue, in our trade and economic cooperation and the cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
The relationship between Bulgaria and Australia was built with the efforts of many people and we would hardly get a full picture of the friendship between our two countries without learning more about the contributions of those people from all walks of life and the stories that connect them with the country which in many cases has become their second home.
That is why on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Australia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria is launching the "50 Stories" project. The aim is to present the stories of 50 Bulgarians and Australians who have contributed to the development of our bilateral relations in various areas, or who are prominent figures and professionals in their field. We plan to publish the stories in the two languages, Bulgarian and English on a suitable Internet platform. For this purpose, a specially appointed editorial team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make a selection of the stories. We invite you to send your contributions.
Terms of participation:
The stories should be written in Bulgarian and/or English, should not exceed 350 words, and should be accompanied by one or two photos with good resolution, suitable for publication on the Internet, one of which in portrait layout.
The stories can present the experience of living and working in Australia or Bulgaria of each participant, or an interesting life episode, illustrating the relations between the two countries. The stories can also be about people from the recent or more distant past. The idea is to show how individuals with their stories participate in building the long-standing friendship between Bulgaria and Australia.
Please send your story to the e-mail address [email protected] by February 28, 2022.
“50 Stories” project editorial team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
*Project logo – courtesy of Mr. Petko Slavov.