Speech by H.S.H. The Ambassador Prince Windisch-Graetz of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Republic of Slovenia at the Farewell Reception for The Ambassador of Bulgaria

His Excellency Dimitar Abadjiev

Dear Ambassador Dimitar Abadjiev.

Your Excellency’s, Dear Colleagues Ambassadors, dear guests.

Ladies and Gentlemen.

 I have the honour, as temporary Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Republic of Slovenia to greet Your Excellency Mr.Abadjiev as you bring to a conclusion your duties as an Ambassador to this Country. 

Unfortunately there hasn’t been much time to know each other better, but your very impressive curriculum is clearly pointing out your dedication and the trust you gained in carrying out your Mission. 

You did your Master of Law at:

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. 

As well the Master in

History and Theory of Diplomacy.

Then you wen to the

 “Academy of American and International Law”, Dallas, USA;

Specialization in “American and International Law”, USA;

“German Marshall Fund”, USA

Then you entered in to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, of the Republic of Bulgaria

You became Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Lawyer, member of Sofia Bar Association

Board member and Head of Corporate Affairs Department, “Nabucco Gas Pipeline International”, Vienna, Republic of Austria

Lawyer, member of Sofia Bar Association

Member of Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria

Member of:

• Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security;

• Committee of Fight Against Corruption;

• Committee of European Integration and Legal Issues;

• Тemporary Committee for Changes in the Constitution;

• Committee for Legal Issues;

• Committee for Internal Security and Public Order;

• Deputy Chairman of the Delegation of the Bulgarian Parliament in the Joint Parliamentary Committee Bulgaria – EU;

• Deputy Chairman of the Committee of European Integration (2000 – 2001);

Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security (2001 – 2005)

European Parliament

Bulgarian Observer to the European Parliament

Regional Court, city of Omurtag

Chairman of the Regional Court, city of Omurtag

Regional Court, city of Omurtag

Judge at the Regional Court, city of Omurtag

Regional Court, city of Targovishte

Officer at the Regional Court, city of Targovishte

Honorary Director of the Bulgarian-Chinese Center for Scientific Research Programmes and Students Exchange, established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Saint Kliment Ohridski University Sofia, the University оf National and World Economy, Sofia and others universities.

Chairman of the Civil Association European Democratic Way, Bulgaria

Member of the Managing Board of the Legal Interaction Alliance, Sofia

This outstanding qualities are taking you to a new assignment of considerable importance by your Government as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Let me express my personal link and admiration for your beautiful Country which I visited it in the past when my wife’s cousin, King Simeon was Prime Minister. I know that the most important thing for him, was not to return as a King or as a Prime Minister but to serve his Country in the spirit of justice and truth. Allow me to say, this should inspire all of us. Only if we put ourselves at service of justice and truth we are able to succeed for a better future.

Thank you again for your kind hospitality here today and we e appreciate your decision to not receive the traditional farewell silver plate on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps in Slovenia, but to devolve the corresponding amount to the charitable organisation SILA – SLOVENIAN INTERNATIONAL LADIES ASSOCIATION.

With the best wishes for your personal and professional future, 

God Bless you and your Family.

 

  EMBASSY OF THE SOVEREIGN ORDER OF MALTA TO THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA  
VeleposlaniŠtvo Suverenega MalteŠkega VojaŠkega Reda v Republiki Sloveniji Ciril Metodov trg 8 Sl-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
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