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Permanent Secretary

 

Ivan Naydenov

Professional career:

Since
4 February 2019 Permanent Secretary, Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

2013-2019       Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO in Brussels

2012 - 2013     Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria


2006 - 2012     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the

                        Republic of Poland and the Republic of Lithuania


2006 - 2007     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the

                        Republic of Latvia, seated in Warsaw


2005 - 2006     Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
;

Director of the Foreign Policy Coordination and Planning Directorate, MFA


2003 - 2005     Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman in charge of the Bulgarian OSCE

Chairmanship in 2004 and Bulgaria’s contribution to the OSCE Troika in 2003 and 2005


Director of the OSCE Chairmanship Directorate, MFA


2002 - 2003     Director of the UN and UNSC Directorate, MFA, responsible for the activities of the

Republic of Bulgaria as a non-permanent member of UNSC


1998-2002       Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the UN office in

Vienna, the OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna


1997 - 1998     Deputy Director of NATO, WEU and Security Issues Directorate, MFA


1996 – 1997    Expert at the International Organizations Directorate, MFA


1993 - 1996     First Secretary, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the UN office in

                        Vienna, the OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna


1990 - 1992     Member of Bulgarian delegations in international conferences


1987 - 1992     Expert at the General International Issues Directorate and International Organizations

                        Directorate, MFA
 
 


EDUCATION:

1990 - 1991     Postgraduate studies at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna


1984 - 1987     Higher Education, honors degree in International Relations at the Moscow State

                        Institute of International Relations


1981 - 1984     Institute of Economics, Faculty of International Economic Relations, Sofia


1974 -1979      German Language School, Sofia


LANGUAGES:

Fluent in English, German and Russian


Speaks French

 


MARITAL STATUS:

Married, with a daughter and a son.

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