NEWS

President Rumen Radev honours Argentine Ambassador with the Order of the Madara Horseman, First Class

2023-12-04 17:33:00

The Bulgarian community in Argentina is a bridge between our two countries, Head of State Rumen Radev said as he honoured the Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina, H. E. Alfredo Atanasoff, with the Order of the Madara Horseman, First Class, for his contribution to the development and deepening of bilateral relations. Vice President Iliana Iotova also attended the event.

In his speech at the ceremony, President Radev highlighted Ambassador Atanasoff's consistent efforts to deepen political ties, expand trade and economic relations and strengthen the friendship between the Bulgarian and Argentine people. The Head of State highlighted the diplomat's significant contribution to strengthening Argentina's investment interest in Bulgaria, as well as the development of business and cultural ties in a period saturated with unprecedented global and regional crises.

Rumen Radev expressed his gratitude for the active year-round support that Argentina provides to the Bulgarian Antarctic expeditions. In a few days we will see off another polar expedition from here, from Coat of Arms Hall, and we will again count on your friendship, cooperation and selfless support, the President said.

As a highlight of Ambassador Atanasoff's activity, the Head of State pointed to the celebration organised by the Argentine Embassy in honour of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Argentina. In the President's words, the lectures that Ambassador Alfredo Atanasoff gave at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia and the UNWE had contributed to the young people in Bulgaria getting a much closer feel of Latin America and Argentina.

Ambassador Atanasoff expressed his gratitude for the honour and the high state award he received and recalled that Argentina had been the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with Bulgaria. As successes in the relations between the two countries during his mission in Bulgaria, he highlighted the signing of a new memorandum between the Antarctic institutes of the two countries, the visit to Bulgaria of the governor of the province with the largest Bulgarian colony in Argentina, the agreements on cooperation in the field of culture and education, the political consultations between the South American country and the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the preparations for the holding of an Argentine-Bulgarian commission for bilateral economic cooperation.

It is a double recognition for me to be an ambassador of my country in my grandfather's homeland and to be part of the largest Bulgarian diaspora in Latin America. For Argentina, Bulgaria is a friendly country with which it shares fundamental values such as peace, freedom and justice. We still have unfinished tasks ahead of us and I am sure that the close cooperation between our countries will continue in the future, Ambassador Atanasoff added.

MORE FROM NEWS

Vice President Talks with the New Kosovo Ambassador

21 February 2024 | 14:02
Exactly one year ago the Vice President visited Kosovo at the invitation of President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the country's independence.

President Rumen Radev Meets with German Ambassador

20 February 2024 | 18:06
President Rumen Radev discussed the prospects for further development of the economic and investment cooperation between Bulgaria and the Federal Republic of Germany at a meeting with Ambassador, H.E. Irene Maria Plank.

President Radev: Bulgaria and Armenia Have the Potential to Significantly Upgrade Bilateral Economic and Investment Cooperation

15 February 2024 | 18:06
Bulgaria will continue to work for strengthening the European Union's partnership with Armenia, the Head of State emphasised at a meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

Rumen Radev: EU Diplomacy Must Effectively Help Resolve Conflicts Close to its Borders

13 February 2024 | 17:05
Ensuring the rule of law and separation of powers is the foundation of democracy, Head of State stressed at a meeting with Ambassadors of EU member states

ОТКРИТО УПРАВЛЕНИЕ

e-ДОКУМЕНТИ

BULGARIAN CHRISTMAS

SUPPORT A DREAM

JOHN ATANASOFF AWARD

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY


Useful links