Todor Churov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to NATO

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Born 2 October 1953, Sofia
   
1973-1978 Moscow State Institute for International Relations Master’s degree
1978-1980 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department for the Middle East and North Africa
1981 Embassy of Bulgaria, Amman (Jordan), Attaché
1982-1984 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department for the Middle East and North Africa
1984-1986 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
General Political Department
1986-1989 Vienna CSCE Follow-up Meeting
Member of the Bulgarian Delegation Vienna Conventional Forces in Europe Mandate Talks Member of the Bulgarian Delegation
1989 Sofia CSCE Meeting on the Protection of the Environment
Deputy Executive Secretary of the International Secretariat of the Meeting
1990 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
General Political Department
Deputy Head Deputy Head or Acting
Head of the Bulgarian Delegations to CSCE Meetings
1991-1992 Embassy of Bulgaria, Washington, D.C. (USA)
Deputy Chief of Mission
1993-1994 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Deputy Minister
Chairman of the Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO
1995 Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995-1997 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador at Large, Counsellor to the Minister
1998-2002 Ambassador to the State of Kuwait
2001-2002 Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain (non-resident)
2002-2004 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
NATO and International Security Directorate Director
Member of the Delegation for NATO Accession Talks
2004-2005 Human Rights and International Humanitarian Organisations Director
2005-2009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister
Other
 
1989-1990 Part-time lecturer at the Sofia Economic University on European security and co-operation
1993-1997 Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2002-2003 Member of the Group of Governmental Experts to the UN Secretary General on Marking and Tracing of Small Arms and Light Weapons
2003-2004 Member of the Group of Governmental Experts to the UN Secretary General on Disarmament and Development
Member of the Managing Board of the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Training T.M.C. Asser Institute, (the Netherlands)
Course on EU Affairs and European Integration
IHEDN, (France)
Senior Officials Training Course on Security and Defence
Harvard Executive Education Program
Projects Participant in or coordinator of projects on NATO enlargement, regional co-operation in South East Europe, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, etc.
Publications Author or co-author on books, studies and articles on foreign policy, security, international organisations, regional co-operation, environment
Languages Native language - Bulgarian
Fluent in English and Russian
Working knowledge of Slovak, French and Spanish, Basic Arabic