The United States and Bulgaria Celebrate 120 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Join us in celebrating the 120th anniversary of U.S. – Bulgarian diplomatic relations this year! Relations between Bulgaria and the United States were first formally established in 1903, and on January 12, 1912, the United States opened our first U.S. Consular Agency in Bulgaria. To mark the occasion Ambassador Mustafa met with Foreign Minister Milkov ... Read More»

Ambassador Mustafa Meets with Speaker of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva

Ambassador Mustafa met with Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria Tsveta Karayancheva to discuss a range of issues, including Bulgarian and American efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to enhance both countries’ economic recoveries. In the coming days Ambassador Mustafa will meet, in most cases virtually, with a number ... Read More»

“United Against COVID-19” Fund to Donate More than BGN 800,000 to Fight Crisis

The Bulgarian Donors Forum, America for Bulgaria Foundation, the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria have united efforts to establish the “United against COVID-19” response fund to support local communities across Bulgaria.   Twenty-one companies, foundations and individuals have contributed to the Fund so far, which will support community projects ... Read More»

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Holds Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa

Today Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa met to discuss efforts underway in both countries to address the coronavirus epidemic and additional U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives to assist Bulgaria during the state of emergency. “The current situation requires that we stand united, in solidarity, and help one another. In this way, ... Read More»

Ambassador Herro Mustafa Visits Graf Ignatievo Air Base

Ambassador Herro Mustafa visited the future home of Bulgaria’s F16 fighter jets. The Ambassador toured Graf Ignatievo Air Base where she met with Major General Tsanko Stoykov, Commander of the Bulgarian Air Force. The Ambassador also met some of the newly selected candidates for F-16 flight training in the United States. Read More»

Chef de Cuisine John Cadieux Demonstrates Best Practices in Cutting American Beef

“Food is one of my favorite ways to blend cultures. Like all the facets of our bilateral relationship, we are stronger together. There are recipes just waiting to be discovered that combine Bulgarian and American culinary techniques.” – Ambassador Mustafa. Today Ambassador Mustafa welcomed American Certified Chef de Cuisine John Cadieux as he demonstrated best ... Read More»

Ambassador Mustafa Visits a Crisis Center to Shelter Child Victims of Human Trafficking

Ambassador Mustafa joined a ribbon cutting for a crisis center to shelter child victims of human trafficking. Pulse NGO Chair Ekaterina Veleva, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Ambassador Mustafa, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Zornitsa Rusinova, and Deputy Justice Minister and Vice Chair of the Anti-trafficking Commission Nikolay Prodanov officially opened the shelter.  February ... Read More»

Ambassador Mustafa Leads Senior Bulgarian Delegation to the United States

U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa is leading a senior Bulgarian delegation to Washington, DC and Houston, Texas to discuss energy diversification and liquid natural gas supply January 27 and 28, 2020. The Bulgarian delegation includes: Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova; Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States Tihomir Stoychev; ICGB Executive Officer and Board Member Teodora ... Read More»

A Bulgarian Rose Brings Harmony Even Amongst Different Religious and Ethnic Backgrounds

On Religious Freedom Day Ambassador Herro Mustafa received a rose sculpture from the Grand Mufti of Bulgaria. In addition to her previous calls on Bulgaria’s Orthodox Patriarch and meetings with Jewish organizations in Bulgaria, Ambassador Mustafa met with the Grand Mufti.  Ambassador Mustafa welcomed the Grand Mufti’s efforts to promote interfaith dialogue among all faiths ... Read More»

Roma New Year at the Embassy 

Ambassador Herro Mustafa welcomed 12 students from the village of Karadjovo at the Embassy. “Our distinguished guests, these wonderful children from the Vasil Levski school, are here to share with us some Roma traditions as well as their hopes and wishes for happy life and a better world,” said Ambassador Mustafa. The incredibly talented children performed ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation at High-Level U.S.-Bulgaria Strategic Dialogue in Sofia

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central European Affairs and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Matthew Boyse is leading a U.S. delegation at the high-level U.S.-Bulgaria Strategic Dialogue today in Sofia.  Discussions will center on global issues, defense and security, economy/trade/energy cooperation, and rule of law.  Deputy Assistant Secretary Boyse is joined by Ambassador ... Read More»

Ambassador Mustafa Meets with Minister of Defense Karakachanov

Ambassador Mustafa attended a lunch meeting today with American and Bulgarian military leaders to advance development of our 10-Year Bilateral Defense Plan with Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov.  The U.S. Department of Defense Director for European Policy, Central and Southern Europe from the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Alton Buland, also joined the ... Read More»

Ambassador and U.S. Department of Justice Officials Meet with Minister of Justice

Ambassador Mustafa met today with Minister of Justice Danail Kirilov and his deputies to discuss rule of law issues in advance of the U.S.-Bulgaria Strategic Dialogue on Wednesday.  The Ambassador was joined by Paul Vaky, Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe/Near East at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Mustafa Visits Bulgaria’s Southern Border

U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa visited Bulgaria’s southern border to underscore America’s commitment to partnering and cooperating with Bulgaria to strengthen border security. Bulgaria’s Kapitan Andreevo is the busiest border crossing in Europe.  The United States supports Bulgaria’s work to ensure security at Bulgaria’s borders – which is also the EU southern border.  The ... Read More»

Ambassador Herro Mustafa Visits the Sofia Synagogue

Ambassador Mustafa visited the Sofia Synagogue, the largest in Southeastern Europe. She was welcomed by President of Shalom Dr. Alexander Oscar and President of the Central Israelite Spiritual council Sofia Cohen, who explained the history of Jews in Bulgaria and the activities of the Jewish community in Sofia. In a discussion joined by other minority ... Read More»

Ambassador Herro Mustafa Visits American College of Sofia

Ambassador Mustafa made her first visit to the American College of Sofia. She toured the school, ate lunch and spoke with students about politics, world affairs and the life of an ambassador. Did you know that ACS is one of the oldest American schools outside of the U.S.? It goes all the way back to ... Read More»

Foreign Leaders, Ambassadors Join Top Admiral in Europe

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs | Dec. 10, 2019 Senior leaders and U.S. Ambassadors from Bulgaria and North Macedonia joined Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-CNA), aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to observe flight operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 9, 2019. Distinguished ... Read More»
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