Head of Mission
head of mission
H.E. Mr. Radko Todorov Vlaykov
Date and place of birth:
Married, with three children.
1981 - Master’s Degree in International Relations
University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
Personal diplomatic rank:
1981 - 1991 - Academic research and journalism
Institute of International Relations and Socialist Integration; Center for Foreign Trade and International Market Developments ;"Sofia Press" Agency.
1991 - Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
August 1991 - March 1994
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Czechoslovakia, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Czech Republic (following Czechoslovakia’s split), Counsellor.
March 1994 - July 2001
Spokesperson, Head of “Information” and “Information and Public Relations” Departments, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Member of hundreds of delegations headed by the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
September 2001 – May 2006 Extended sabbatical to conduct research for a doctoral thesis in the field of international relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May 2006 – November 2015 Lecturing and consulting work, as well as management of a family-owned company „TED-Consult“ Ltd.
November 2015 – August 2016
Special Coordinator for Public Diplomacy Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
August 2016 – 31 December 2020
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Serbia.
May 2021 – February 2022
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador-at-large
February 2022 - to present
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Romania
Fluent in English, German, Czech and Russian.