U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe Robin Dunnigan Visits Bulgaria to Reinforce Bilateral Partnership

For immediate release September 7, 2022 Robin Dunnigan, the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central and Eastern Europe in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, is visiting Sofia over the period 7-9 September to engage her Bulgarian interlocutors on issues concerning tackling corruption, strengthening rule of law, preventing human trafficking, and increasing border ...
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U.S. Ambassador Jim O’Brien’s Visit to Sofia, August 30-31, 2022

For immediate release August 30, 2022 U.S. Ambassador Jim O’Brien, Head of the Office of Sanctions Coordination at the U.S. Department of State, will visit Sofia on August 30 – 31, 2022. Ambassador O’Brien will meet with counterparts in the Bulgarian government and members of the international business community to discuss fostering a transparent and ...
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Ukraine’s Independence Day

Ukraine’s Independence Day 08/24/2022 09:57 AM EDT   Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day, the commemoration of the date in 1991 when Ukraine officially left the Soviet Union and became a sovereign, democratic country. What should be ...
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Press Release on United with Ukraine Job Fair in Varna

May 5, 2022 To: All media The following is a joint press release by the United States Embassy, the America for Bulgaria Foundation, the American Chamber of Commerce, the American University of Bulgaria, The American College of Sofia, Nu Boyana Film Studios, and Muzeiko Children’s Museum. The partners in the United with Ukraine initiative are ...
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Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson March 3, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN Bulgaria’s National Day On behalf of the United States of America, I send best wishes to the people of Bulgaria as you commemorate your national day on March 3 and mark the 144th anniversary of ...
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United States Welcome High-Level Bulgarian Trade Delegation

February 14, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Welcome High-Level Bulgarian Trade Delegation U.S. Ambassador Herro Mustafa will join Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds and Minister of Finance Assen Vassilev and a high-level energy trade delegation to the United States the week of February 14-18. The Bulgarian delegation, which includes Minister of Energy Alexander ...
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U. S. Embassy announces the return of an ancient helmet along with a new program to protect Bulgarian antiquities

February 11, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U. S. Embassy announces the return of an ancient helmet along with a new program to protect Bulgarian antiquities On February 10, U.S. authorities announced the return to the people of Bulgaria of an ancient helmet, which originated in Bulgaria, near modern-day Pletena, Satovcha Region. The helmet, dating to around 400-300 B.C. and valued at approximately $200,000, was seized in January 2022 by U.S. authorities ...
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State Department Counselor Derek Chollet Visits Sofia for Strategic Bilateral Dialogue

February 9, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Department Counselor Derek Chollet Visits Sofia for Strategic Bilateral Dialogue On Tuesday, February 8, Derek Chollet, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, led a delegation of senior U.S. officials to Sofia as part of a multi-country trip to engage with U.S. partners and allies on a range ...
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Announcement on the current status of visa services in Bulgaria

December 7, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcement on the current status of visa services in Bulgaria The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy in Sofia is pleased to announce the resumption of visa appointments for all categories of nonimmigrant visas on a limited basis. Beginning December 8, we will offer a limited number of appointments for ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

November 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria The United States is deeply concerned by the recent statements of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in which he referred to Crimea as “Russian.” The United States, G7, European Union, and NATO have all been clear and united in our position that, despite ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the Ambassadors Fund for Summer Work and Travel Scholarships

November 5, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Embassy Announces the Ambassadors Fund for Summer Work&Travel Scholarships U.S. Embassy Sofia is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the Ambassadors Fund for Summer Work&Travel (SWT) Scholarships, a unique opportunity for university students from Bulgaria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to participate in the BridgeUSA Summer ...
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Statement on the attack against Rainbow Hub

November 3, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Statement on the attack against Rainbow Hub The Embassies of the United States of America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom strongly condemn the October 30 attack against the Rainbow Hub, a home for Bulgarian organizations that promote equality and the ...
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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense to Visit Bulgaria in Sign of Strong Commitment to Bilateral and Regional Security Partnership

October 15, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense to Visit Bulgaria in Sign of Strong Commitment to Bilateral and Regional Security Partnership On 17-18 October, Spencer Boyer, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for European and NATO Policy, will travel to Sofia to represent the U.S. Secretary of Defense ...
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Diversity Visa (DV) Program – 2023

October 6, 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) Program – 2023 The Department of State announced the beginning of the Diversity Visa 2023 Program (DV-2023). The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) each year, drawn from random selection among all entries, to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with ...
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Ambassador Mustafa Visits Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa met today with mayors from the Association of Black Sea Municipalities to discuss cultural and energy initiatives, and prospects for cooperation and development in the spheres of business, ecology, tourism, and boosting people-to-people ties. The meeting was part of a broader visit by the Ambassador to the Bulgarian coast ...
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U.S. Congress Delegation visited Bulgaria

August 26, 2021 U.S. Congress Delegation visited Bulgaria From August 23-25, 2021, a delegation from the U.S. Congress visited Bulgaria to meet with government officials, U.S. business representatives, and others for talks on defense and security in the region, the economic environment, and the broader bilateral relationship. Members of the delegation also explored cultural sites ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Sofia and Varna

July 12, 2021 U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Sofia and Varna During their visit to Sofia and Varna on July 8-11, the U.S. Congressional delegation engaged with government, religious, and civil society representatives on a variety of issues, including regional cooperation, media freedom, religious diversity and tolerance, security, and ethnic minority issues. The U.S. Congressional delegation ...
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The Office of  Defense Cooperation  (ODC) Donates High Testing and Laboratory Equipment

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, thru the Office of  Defense Cooperation  (ODC) was able to secure funding for specialized, high testing and laboratory equipment to be donated to the Military Medical Academy and Specialized Hospital for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases in order to support their efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The ...
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“United Against COVID-19” Fund Donates over BGN 1 Million to Projects Supporting Communities

An open letter from the Bulgarian Donors Forum, America for Bulgaria Foundation, U.S. Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria to present the activities of the United Against COVID-19 Relief Fund. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Donors Forum, America for Bulgaria Foundation, U.S. Embassy and American Chamber ...
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U.S. Embassy Sofia Renovates Plovdiv Primary School  

November 30, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, Eric S. Rubin and Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Stefan Stoyanov inaugurated the renovated building of Dusho Hadjidekov Primary School during a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The United States Government invested USD 94,000 to renovate the Primary School which is one of the oldest in Plovdiv and accommodates 883 ...
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U.S. Embassy Sofia Constructs A 3-Floor Extension For Pomorie Kindergarten Detelina

September 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Children are part of the heart and soul of a community.  This kindergarten – now full of laughs, love, and life – will nurture the children carrying the torch of Bulgaria’s future, bringing the light of hope and prosperity to Bulgaria’s tomorrows.  It is our sincere hope that this ...
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“We strongly support U.S. investments in Bulgaria and the American companies working here.”

U.S. Ambassador Rubin: “We strongly support U.S. investments in Bulgaria and the American companies working here.” “Private contract negotiations are not something in which the U.S. Government will play a role.” March 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador Eric Rubin reiterates American government support for U.S. companies investing in Bulgaria. “We strongly support U.S. ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassies in Bulgaria and Macedonia welcome the approval of the draft Bulgaria-Macedonia friendship agreement.  The agreement acknowledges the close ties between the countries and celebrates a will by both sides to enhance cooperation in the interest of their citizens.  Such engagement sets an encouraging example for resolving issues between neighbors and enhances political ...
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