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Head of Mission

HEAD OF MISSION

Dimitar Mihaylov

 

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the State of Israel

 

Born in Sofia in 1961

Graduated from the Arabic Language Department of Damascus University in 1989 – “Arabic Language and Literature”

From 1989 to 1992, worked as a translator and speaker in the Arabic Section of Radio Sofia

From 1992 to 1996, served at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Tripoli, Libya

From 1996 to 1998 – served at the "Middle East and Africa Directorate" – MFA, Sofia

From 1998 to 2002 - Head of Consular Section and DCM, Embassy of Bulgaria – Kuwait

From 2002 to 2004 – a desk officer in the MFA "Middle East and Africa Directorate" – (Iraq, Yemen and the Arab Gulf states section)

From 2004 to 2008 – Embassy of Bulgaria – Washington DC, First Secretary

From 2008 to 2011 – head of the North America Department with America Directorate – MFA, Sofia

From April 2011 to June 2012 – charge d'affaires of the Republic of Bulgaria in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

In June 2012 – declared "persona non grata" in the Syrian Arab Republic

Since February the 1st, 2013 to now – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to Israel

From 2013to 2016– Head of the Bulgarian delegation to International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Ambassador Dimitar Mihaylov holds a PhD in ancient and medieval history, Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” received in 2004.  

Author of monographs in history of Islam and the Middle East

Speaks English, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and also has knowledge in Italian  

 

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