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NATO Permanent Representative of Bulgaria

Emil Dimitrov Valev

2003 - 2004

Born: 20th August 1956 in Sofia, Bulgaria
   
Education:
1963-1970 Primary education in Sofia and Warsaw
1970-1975 English Language School, Sofia
1975-1977 Military service
1977-1982 Graduated International Relations in the High Institute of Economics, Sofia
1991 Post-graduate Course on European Affairs, Institute for International Relations "Clingendael", The Hague, the Netherlands
   
Professional career:
1982-1987 Attache, United Nations and Disarmament Department, MFA, Sofia
1987-1990 Third Secretary Embassy of Bulgaria, Nairobi, Kenya
1990-1991 Second Secretary, United Nations and Disarmament Department, MFA, Sofia
1991-1994 Second and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations. New York, USA
1994-1995 Deputy Director, International Organizations Department, MFA, Sofia
1995-1997 Director, European Integration Department, MFA, Sofia
1997-1998 Deputy Director, International Organizations Department, MFA, Sofia
I-IX.998 Director, UN and Disarmament Department, International Organizations and Human Rights Directorate, MFA, Sofia
1998-2002 Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Bulgaria, Warsaw, Poland
VII.2002- Ambassador. Head of Mission of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels
IX.2002- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium
X.2002- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
   
Languages:
  English, Russian, Polish.
 
Married with two children

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