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Bulgarian Ambassador Yanko Yordanov accredited to Ghana

After an absence of a Bulgarian Ambassador in Ghana for almost two years, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, received and accepted the credentials of His Excellency Yanko Vasilev Yordanov as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Bulgaria to Ghana.

Ambassador Yordanov has been the previous Charge d’Affaires for Bulgaria to Brazil and a diplomatic officer at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations.

He is an expert in United Nations and Cooperation for Development. He is the Resident Ambassador for Bulgaria to Nigeria and the representative for Bulgaria to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

During his three-day visit from Abuja, he revived and re-established Bulgaria’s official relationships with the embassies and missions of the United Nations, EU Delegation and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana.

Previous to his official appointment Ambassador Yordanov had a meeting with the Bulgarian Community and representatives of the Bulgaria Ghana Alumni Organisation, comprised of about 90 Ghanaian members who studied in Bulgaria, most of them still fluent speakers of the Bulgarian language and the Bulgarian Cyrillic writing.

The Bulgarian envoy also put emphasis on joint bilateral initiatives that resulted in an agreed Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between the National Library of Bulgaria and the Ghana Library Board and a successful recent conclusion of the negotiations between the Bulgaria News Agency and Ghana News Agency on a partnership agreement. Moreover, Bulgaria’s Diplomatic Institute will be amongst the first partners of the soon to be established Ghana Foreign Service Institute as both Ministries agreed on a Memorandum on Cooperation in this field.

Ambassador Yordanov also mentioned irregularities taking place on the former Bulgarian Embassy in Ghana and President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance that he will personally do all within his power to restore the ownership of the Bulgarian diplomatic premises into Bulgarian hands.

The President further complimented the Bulgarian Ambassador on the return of Bulgaria to Ghana and wished that the trade and cultural relationship between the two countries will be returned to its old glory.

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