Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja!
Here we publish up-to-date all-encompassing information related to the Bulgaria-Nigeria bilateral relations, consular services provided by the Embassy and events organized under the aegis of our diplomatic mission.
In 2022, significant progress was made in the bilateral cooperation between Bulgaria and Nigeria - for the first time in more than 40 years, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria paid an official visit to Bulgaria; a few months later in New York the two foreign ministers have signed a Protocol on Cooperation, the first bilateral document since 1998; trade volumes have increased; partnership has been established between the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) and the News Agency of Nigeria by virtue of which Bulgaria is now regularly on the news broadcasts of the biggest news agency in Africa; an honorary consulate of Bulgaria was opened in Lagos: documents for bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education, military training, BtoB contacts and training of diplomatic personnel are at advanced stage of negotiations.
Given this, in 2023, when Bulgaria-Nigeria bilateral diplomatic relations enter their 60th anniversary, both countries have every reason to expect this mutually beneficial cooperation to be even more result-oriented and to lead to more significant achievements beneficial to the friendship between the two countries.
Almost 60 decades after the establishment of the diplomatic relations with Nigeria my country is proud of the results achieved. In particular, Bulgaria has given the opportunity to more than 4000 Nigerian citizens to graduate Bulgarian universities and has provided assistance to Nigeria by having constructed hundreds of buildings and facilities, by having lent a hand to the development of mining industry, by having contributed to health and education systems.
Bulgaria’s efforts are also focused on contributing to a strategic and comprehensive partnership in the mutual interest of the EU and Nigeria, in particular in the areas of climate change, trade and investment, social development, digitalization, renewable energy, innovation, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, migration and mobility, etc.
Currently, the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja is also accredited to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, to the Republic of Benin, to the Republic of Ghana and to the Republic of Congo and he is also appointed as Representative to the Economic Community of West African States. Correspondingly, events and developments that are taking place within Bulgaria’s cooperation with these countries as well as with ECOWAS are forming part of the information published on this website.
Yanko V. YORDANOV
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Nigeria
with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,
to the Republic of Benin, to the Republic of Ghana and to the Republic of Congo;
Representative to the Economic Community of West African States