It is a great honour and a privilege to represent Bulgaria in the United States, but it is also a great responsibility in the face of today's geopolitical challenges. Bulgaria is committed to address the challenges and move forward together with its friends and Allies, led by the leader of the free democratic world - the United States of America.
Our two countries established diplomatic relations in 1903. Since then and throughout the years, we’ve developed a strong and enduring relationship based on shared values and interests. Today, we are friends, strategic partners and NATO Allies, united by common goals and transatlantic commitments.
Building on the solid foundations of our relationship and looking towards the future, a major goal of the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., is to utilize the full potential of the strategic partnership between Bulgaria and the United States in priority areas such as political dialogue, security and defence, energy security, advanced technology, the rule of law, the fight against corruption, science and innovation, cultural and people-to-people ties.
Now, more than ever, it is clear that our unity is our strength. In such shifting geopolitical realities, alliances and partnerships are leading the way to enhancing security, protecting freedom, preserving the technological edge, continuing the progressive development of our societies and safeguarding our common values. As NATO Allies, Bulgaria and the United States will meet the challenges of the current decade and beyond stronger and more united than ever. Our two countries will also work together to develop further the bilateral defence cooperation, building on the Defence Cooperation Agreement and the 2020-2030 roadmap.
As Ambassador, I greatly appreciate the contacts with the Bulgarian community and all friends of Bulgaria in the United States. Together with the entire team of the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., we are committed to fulfill our mission to preserve and share the depths of the Bulgarian language, traditions and culture, which make a significant contribution to America's ethno-cultural diversity. We will also continue to work together to further strengthen the ties between our two nations.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States of America