Bulgaria needs an experienced envoy in Pakistan

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Ambassador Roumen not only focused on diplomatic relations but he spent much of his time in building people to people contacts. Likewise, culture was yet another sphere where Ambassador Roumen did quite well

DNA

ISLAMABAD: Bulgarian embassy in Islamabad needs a professional diplomat as the post is still vacant ever since services of Ambassador Aleksandar Borisov Parashkevov were terminated on corruption charges.

Bulgaria and Pakistan have had excellent relations. Respective ambassadors and charge d affaires who were appointed in Pakistan to represent their country, had put in their best efforts to promote and strengthen bilateral relations.

In late 90s Mr. Angel served as Charge D Affaires. During his tenure relations between two countries touched new heights. He remained in Pakistan for quite some time and contributed greatly towards cementing of Pakistan-Bulgaria relations. Mr. Angel is now a senior officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.

Then came Mr. Roumen who joined the Embassy as Charge D Affaires and then was elevated to fully fledged ambassador. Mr. Roumen stayed in Pakistan for more than eight years. His was perhaps the best time when relations between Pakistan and Bulgaria witnessed new horizons.

Ambassador Roumen not only focused on diplomatic relations but he spent much of his time in building people to people contacts. Likewise, culture was yet another sphere where Ambassador Roumen did quite well.

Because of his benign nature and elegant personality he was able  to make good friends in Pakistan. It is because of his selfless services that he is still remembered in Pakistan.

Keeping in view proximity of relations between the two countries, Bulgaria needs in Pakistan a diplomat like Ambassador Roumen who not only understands this region very well but enjoys impeccable reputation among Pakistanis and government circles.

Respective diplomats have done a lot to build a strong relationship with Pakistan therefore their efforts should not go waste. It is possible only if Ambassador Roumen of a diplomat like him is appointed in Pakistan.