Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bulgaria)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Established 1879
Current Minister Daniel Mitov, Independent
Website http://www.mfa.bg
The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bulgarian: Министерство на външните работи, Ministerstvo na vanshnite raboti, abbreviated МВнР, or MVnR[1]) of Bulgaria is the ministry charged with overseeing the foreign relations of Bulgaria. It has been in existence since shortly after the Liberation of Bulgaria, with the first minister stepping into office on 17 July 1879. Until 1947, it was known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Religious Denominations.

Since 2014 the Minister of Foreign Affairs is Daniel Mitov.

List of ministers[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Took office Left office Political party
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Religious Denominations (1879–1947)
1 Marko Balabanov
(1837–1921)
Marko Balabanov.jpg 17 July 1879 6 December 1879 Conservative Party
2 Grigor Nachovich
(1845–1920)
G.nachovich.jpg 6 December 1879 7 April 1880 Conservative Party
3 Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
DraganTsankov.jpg 7 April 1880 10 December 1880 Liberal Party
4 Nikola Stoichev
(1845–1898)
No image.svg 10 December 1880 9 May 1881 Liberal Party
(4) 9 May 1881 13 July 1881 Conservative Party
5 Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 13 July 1881 11 August 1881 Conservative Party
6 Georgi Valkovich
(1833–1892)
G.valkovich.jpg 11 August 1881 26 January 1883 Conservative Party
(5) Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
(2nd time)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 26 January 1883 15 March 1883 Conservative Party
7 Kiryak Tsankov
(1847–1903)
Kiryak-Tsankov.jpg 15 March 1883 19 September 1883 Non-party
(1) Marko Balabanov
(1837–1921)
(2nd time)
Marko Balabanov.jpg 19 September 1883 11 July 1884 Progressive Liberal Party
8 Iliya Tsanov
(1835–1901)
I.tsanov.jpg 11 July 1884 21 August 1886 Liberal Party
9 Hristo Stoyanov
(1842/1845–1895)
Hristo Stoyanov.jpg 21 August 1886 24 August 1886 Non-party
(5) Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
(3rd time)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 24 August 1886 28 August 1886 Conservative Party
(2) Grigor Nachovich
(1845–1920)
(2nd time)
G.nachovich.jpg 28 August 1886 1 September 1887 Conservative Party
10 Georgi Stranski
(1847–1904)
Georgi Stranski.jpg 1 September 1887 16 June 1890 People's Liberal Party
11 Stefan Stambolov
(1854–1895)
Stefan Stambolov.jpg 16 June 1890 14 November 1890 People's Liberal Party
12 Dimitar Grekov
(1847–1901)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 14 November 1890 31 May 1894 People's Liberal Party
(2) Grigor Nachovich
(1845–1920)
(3rd time)
G.nachovich.jpg 31 May 1894 22 February 1896 People's Party
(5) Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
(4th time)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 22 February 1896 30 January 1899 People's Party
(12) Dimitar Grekov
(1847–1901)
(2nd time)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 30 January 1899 13 October 1899 People's Liberal Party
13 Todor Ivanchov
(1858–1906)
TodorIvanchov.jpg 13 October 1899 10 December 1900 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
14 Dimitar Tonchev
(1858–1906)
D.tonchev.jpg 10 December 1900 21 January 1901 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
15 Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
Racho Petrov.jpg 21 January 1901 4 March 1901 Non-party
16 Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
S.danev.jpg 4 March 1901 18 May 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
(15) Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
(2nd time)
Racho Petrov.jpg 18 May 1903 4 November 1906 Non-party
17 Dimitar Stanchov
(1863–1940)
DimitarStanchov.jpg 4 November 1906 29 January 1908 Non-party
18 Stefan Paprikov
(1858–1920)
S.paprikov.jpg 29 January 1908 18 September 1910 Democratic Party
19 Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 18 September 1910 29 March 1911 Democratic Party
20 Ivan Evstratiev Geshov
(1849–1924)
Ivan Geshov.jpg 29 March 1911 14 June 1913 People's Party
(16) Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
(2nd time)
S.danev.jpg 14 June 1913 17 July 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
21 Nikola Genadiev
(1868–1923)
Nikola Genadiev.JPG 17 July 1913 30 December 1913 People's Liberal Party
22 Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 30 December 1913 21 June 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
(19) Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
(2nd time)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 21 June 1918 17 October 1918 Democratic Party
23 Teodor Teodorov
(1859–1924)
Teodor Teodorov.jpg 17 October 1918 6 October 1919 People's Party
24 Mihail Madzarov
(1854–1944)
M.madjarov.jpg 6 October 1919 16 April 1920 People's Party
25 Aleksandar Stamboliyski
(1879–1923)
Al.stamboliiski.jpg 16 April 1920 9 June 1923 Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
26 Aleksandar Tsankov
(1879–1959)
Altsankov.jpeg 9 June 1923 10 June 1923 Democratic Alliance
27 Hristo Kalfov
(1883–1945)
No image.svg 10 June 1923 4 January 1926 Democratic Alliance
28 Atanas Burov
(1875–1954)
Atanas Burov.JPG 4 January 1926 29 June 1931 Democratic Alliance
(19) Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
(3rd time)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 29 June 1931 29 October 1931 Democratic Party
29 Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
N.mushanov.jpg 29 October 1931 19 May 1934 Democratic Party
30 Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
K.georgiev.jpg 19 May 1934 23 May 1934 Zveno
31 Konstantin Batolov
(1878–1938)
Kosta Batolov.jpg 23 May 1934 21 April 1935 Non-party
32 Georgi Kyoseivanov
(1884–1960)
GeorgiKyoseivanov.jpeg 21 April 1935 15 February 1940 Non-party
33 Ivan Popov
(1890–1944)
No image.svg 15 February 1940 11 April 1942 Non-party
34 Bogdan Filov
(1883–1945)
Богдан Филов.jpg 11 April 1942 14 September 1943 Non-party
35 Sava Kirov
(1893–?)
Sava Kirov 1931.jpg 14 September 1943 14 October 1943 Non-party
36 Dimitar Shishmanov
(1889–1945)
BASA-373К-1-690-1-Dimitar Shishmanov, Zlatorog (crop).jpeg 14 October 1943 1 June 1944 Non-party
37 Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov
(1891–1945)
Ivan Bagrianov.jpg 1 June 1944 12 June 1944 Non-party
38 Pervan Draganov
(1890–1945)
No image.svg 12 June 1944 2 September 1944 Non-party
39 Konstantin Muraviev
(1893–1965)
Konstantin Muraviev.jpg 2 September 1944 9 September 1944 Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
40 Petko Staynov
(1890–1972)
No image.svg 9 September 1944 31 March 1946 Non-party
41 Georgi Kulishev
(1885–1974)
Georgi Kulishev portrait.jpg 31 March 1946 22 November 1946 Non-party
(30) Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
(2nd time)
K.georgiev.jpg 22 November 1946 11 December 1947 Zveno
Ministers of Foreign Affairs (1947–Present)
42 Vasil Kolarov
(1877–1950)
V.kolarov.jpg 11 December 1947 6 August 1949 Bulgarian Communist Party
43 Vladimir Poptomov
(1890–1952)
No image.svg 6 August 1949 27 May 1950 Bulgarian Communist Party
44 Mincho Neychev
(1887–1956)
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S99287, Berlin, III. SED-Parteitag, Rede Mintscho Neitschev cropped.jpg 27 May 1950 11 August 1956 Bulgarian Communist Party
45 Karlo Lukanov
(1897–1982)
K.lukanov.jpg 11 August 1956 27 November 1962 Bulgarian Communist Party
46 Ivan Hristov Bashev
(1916–1971)
No image.svg 27 November 1962 13 December 1971 Bulgarian Communist Party
47 Petar Mladenov
(1936–2000)
Petar Mladenov 1978.jpg 13 December 1971 17 November 1989 Bulgarian Communist Party
48 Boyko Dimitrov
(1941– )
No image.svg 17 November 1989 22 September 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
49 Lyuben Gotsev
(1930– )
No image.svg 22 September 1990 20 December 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
50 Viktor Valkov
(1936– )
No image.svg 20 December 1990 8 November 1991 Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
51 Stoyan Ganev
(1955–2013)
No image.svg 8 November 1991 30 December 1992 Union of Democratic Forces
52 Lyuben Berov
(1925–2006)
No image.svg 30 December 1992 23 June 1993 Non-party
53 Stanislav Daskalov
(1952– )
No image.svg 23 June 1993 17 October 1994 Non-party
54 Ivan Stanchov
(1929– )
No image.svg 17 October 1994 26 January 1995 Non-party
55 Georgi Pirinski, Jr.
(1948– )
Georgi Pirinski 2009.jpg 26 January 1995 13 November 1996 Bulgarian Socialist Party
56 Irina Bokova
(1952– )
Irina Bokova-IMG 3582.jpg 13 November 1996 12 February 1997 Bulgarian Socialist Party
57 Stoyan Stalev
(1952– )
No image.svg 12 February 1997 21 May 1997 Non-party
58 Nadezhda Mihaylova
(1962– )
Nadezhda Mihailova.jpg 21 May 1997 24 July 2001 Union of Democratic Forces
59 Solomon Passy
(1956– )
Evstafiev-solomon-passy.jpg 24 July 2001 17 August 2005 National Movement Simeon II
60 Ivaylo Kalfin
(1962– )
Ikalfin.jpg 17 August 2005 27 July 2009 Bulgarian Socialist Party
61 Rumiana Jeleva
(1969– )
Rumiana Jeleva.jpg 27 July 2009 27 January 2010 Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
62 Nikolay Mladenov
(1972– )
Nikolay Mladenov July 4, 2012.jpg 27 January 2010 13 March 2013 Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
63 Marin Raykov
(1960– )
Marin Raykov Bulgarian Acting PM 2013.jpg 13 March 2013 29 May 2013 Non-party
64 Kristian Vigenin
(1975– )
Kristian Vigenin crop.jpg 29 May 2013 6 August 2014 Bulgarian Socialist Party
65 Daniel Mitov
(1977– )
Dmitov.jpg 6 August 2014 Incumbent Non-party

References[edit]

  1. ^ The abbreviation, pronounced Me-Ve-Ne-Re, is meant to distinguish it from the Interior Ministry, which is abbreviated simply МВР, or MVR.

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