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Commemoration оf the Armistice Day in WWI at the Serbian Military Cemetery in Sofia

On November 11, 2019, at the Serbian Military Cemetery in Sofia, a commemoration ceremony was organized on the occasion of the Armitice Day in WWI. Ambassador Ž. Jović delivered a speech honoring the fallen soldiers of the Serbian Army, after which the Serbian Orthodox Church priest accompanied by the church choir from Pirot held the rite. Wreath-laying ceremonies were attended by representatives of the Bulgarian Army and authorities, military envoys and representatives of the diplomatic corps, and Serbian citizens. After the commemorative ceremony, a reception was held at the Embassy premises.


Holy Liturgy in the St. Nedelya Church on the occasion of the ceremonial act of changing the laying of the relics of Saint King Milutin

On October 29, 2019, a holy liturgy and a ceremonial act of changing the laying of the relics of St. King Milutin took place at the Sofia Church St. Nedelya Church. This very important event for Serbian history, state and culture was attended by a large number of Serbs and priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church, mostly from the Diocese of the town Nis. The liturgy was also attended by Serbian Ambassador to Bulgaria Mr. Željko Jović and officials from the Embassy, a large number of Serbs living and working in Bulgaria, as well as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zdravko Begović. During the liturgy, the historical importance of King Milutin was emphasized by the priesthood of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in regards for the strengthening and development of the Serbian state during his 42-year reign, as well as his role in connecting the two churches and states of today.


Reception at Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia for the Serbian community in Bulgaria

On October 27, 2019 at the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia, a reception was organized for representatives of the Serbian community in Bulgaria. Ambassador Mr. Ž. Jović, has pointed out that the Serbian community in Bulgaria is a bridge between the two countries and can significantly contribute to the fast development of overall bilateral relations.

 

 


Tactical Exercise „Lion Land 19“ in Bulgaria

On October 24, 2019, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Bulgaria Z. Jovic and Defense Representative of the Republic of Serbia to Bulgaria Z.Peric visited members of the Serbian Armed Forces participating in the tactical exercise "Lion Land 19". The exercise is being held from October 21 to 25 at the Slivnica training ground, and in addition to the members of the 21st Infantry Battalion of the Second Brigade of the KoV, about one hundred members of the Bulgarian Army have participated.

 


Construction of gas pipeline in Bulgaria towards Serbia

The construction of the gas pipline from Bulgaria towards Serbia, within the "TurkStream" has been launched at the municipalities of Iskar, Kneza and Orahovo, on October 21, 2019. The opening Ceremony, as well as the construction sites have been visited by Minister of Mines and Energy of  Serbia Mr. A. Antic, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. B. Borisov, Bulgarian Energy Minister, Mr. T. Petkov, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Mr. T. Mencer, representatives of the „Bulgartransgas“ and Turkish „Botas“ gas companies, Serbia's Ambassador to Bulgaria Mr. Z. Jovic and „Serbiagas“ CEO Mr. D.Bajatovic.

 


Youth Serbian National Football Team wins in Sofia - European championship qualification

Serbia's youth national football team played its third qualifying match in Group 5 for the European Championship against Bulgaria on October 11, 2019. Serbia's national team won against Bulgaria by 1-0, marking their first qualifying win after a draw with Latvia and a loss against Russia. Filip Stuparević scored the goal in the 87th minute of the game.


Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Željko Jović has presented to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev his Letters of Credence

H.E Ambassador Željko Jović has presented his Letters of Credence on 8th October, 2019, to H.E. the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rumen Radev. The ceremony was concluded with the Ambassador Ž. Jovic and President R. Radev, outlining common positives about intense political dialogue at all levels, intense bilateral co-operation and relations between the two countries, with a mutual emphasis on their willingness to continue to improve. Special emphasis was put on further development of economic and other relations, and further deepening of cooperation between Serbia and Bulgaria on bilateral, regional and international level.

 

 


Co-financing projects

The Embassy informs members of the Serbian Diaspora in Bugarska that on 19 June 2019 the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia brought decisions on co-financing projects that contribute to the preservation and strengthening of their home state and diaspora relations as well as the home state and Serbs in the region with their quality.

The decisions can be downloaded on the following links:

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ODLUKA-DIJASPORA-2019.pdf

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ODLUKA-REGION-2019-1.pdf


Visit of Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic to Sofia, 22-23 April 2019

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic paid a working visit to Bulgaria on  22nd and 23rd April. The main topic of discussion held with the high representatives of Bulgaria was the activities and plans of Serbia to continue the European integration, that is, the cooperation of the two countries in that process, as well as bilateral relations.

 

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Two-month online free course of the Serbian Language

Within the project "Online Learning of the Serbian Language as a mother tongue", the Association Academic Serbian Association invites members of the diaspora from 7 to 14 years of age to apply for a free individual two-month course of the Serbian language via internet (Skype).

The applications can be submitted from 16th April 2019 until 12th May 2019.

The lecturing begins on 20th May 2019 and ends on 14th July 2019.

Further information on this can be found at the http://asasocijacija.com/

Contact email is: asasocijacija@gmail.com


10th Conference of Serbian Medical Diaspora

The Embassy informs that the Tenth Conference of the Serbian Medical Diaspora will be organized in Belgrade, 20th - 22nd June 2019 under the auspices of H.R.H. Aleksandar Karađorđević and Princess Katherine. The ceremonial opening of the Conference and reception for all participants will be held at Hilton Hotel, Belgrade, 20th June 2019, starting at 9.00 AM. 

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Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia and the 140th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Serbia and Bulgaria

At the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia, on February 13, 2019, a solemn reception was organized to mark the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia and 140 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Bulgaria.  

 

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Prime Minister Ana Brnabić at Start-up Summit Europe 2018, in Sofia, 15.11.2018

Summit Startup Europe 2018 was held at 15.o.m. in Sofia, organized by the European Commission and the Euro-Commissioner for Digitization, M. Gabriele. For the first time, this Summit was organized in Bulgaria and gathered about 500 participants. At the opening ceremony, besides M. Gabrijel, PM RB B.Borissov and the mayor of Sofija J.Fandakova spoke at the opening, and the most important guests at the first panel were the representatives of PV Serbia A.Brnabić, PV of Montenegro D.Marković and PV Macedonia Z.Zaev. Particular importance of their participation was given during the address of PM Borissov, inviting them to confirm from the main scene the significance of the ZB connection in the field of digitization, creating a single market, developing a startup of entrepreneurship,

 

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Commemoration at the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia and reception at the Embassy on the occasion of the Day of Armistice in the First World War

On the occasion of the centenary of marking the Armistice Day in First World War, and giving honor to the Serbian soldiers who gave their lives for the defense of their country, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia on Friday, November 9, traditionally and in accordance with established practice, organized a commemorative ceremony at the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia. At the beginning of the ceremony, with the sounds of a military trumpet, a flag of the Republic of Serbia was raised up in front of the monument to the fallen Serb soldiers, and then a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church from Pirot, accompanied by the Pirot church choir, held the sermon for Serbian soldiers killed on the territory of Bulgaria in the period from 1912-1913. Ambassador V.Curgus delivered a speech in honor of the fallen soldiers of the Serbian Army, after which the ceremony of laying wreaths began.

On the same day, during the afternoon, the Embassy organised a special reception, which was attended by about 350 guests from Serbia and Bulgaria, as well as numerous representatives of the diplomatic corps.


Fifth Quadrilateral Meeting of PR Vučić, PM of Romania, Bugaria and Greece, in Varna, 2nd November 2018

 

The fifth quadrilateral meeting of PR Vučić with the prime ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece was held in Varna, November 2, 2018. At the invitation of PМ RB Borissov, the Prime Minister of Israel B.Netanyahu was the guest of the event. He had a joint lunch with four Balkan leaders, and previously bilateral talks.

The focus of the summit was on infrastructure projects in the region, energy, and, along with that, a new idea emerged that Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania submit candidature for organising joint host of the Football World Cup in 2030. It was agreed that the next quadrilateral meeting will be held the upcoming December in Belgrade. At the invitation of PR Vučić in the capacity of the host of the event, the guest of the meeting will be the Austrian Chancellor S. Kurtz. The event in Varna and the interviews of four high-ranking officials received excellent media treatment and publicity.


Official visit of Serbian Parliamentary delegation to Bulgaria, 11-12th September

National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic paid an official visit to Sofia on September 11, 2018. During the visit, she met with the President of the Bulgarian National Assembly Cvet Karajancev, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and other senior Bulgarian officials.

 

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Serbian Ministry of Interior delegation in two-day visit to Sofia

At the invitation of Valentin Radev, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, the delegation of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia composed by Mrs. Dijana Hrkalović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Goran Dragović, Commander of the Gendarmerie and Police Colonel, and Mr. Dejan Milenković, Chief of the Special Investigative Methods, payed a two-day visit to Sofia, 4-5th July 2018.

 

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Exhibition of Photographs ''Applied Nostalgia''

In the gallery "Akademija" in the building of the Bulgarian National Academy of Art, organized by the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Srpska and the State Institute for Culture of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, on Thursday, June 7, 2016, and under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Embassy in Belgrade, a ceremony was held on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of photographs of Belgrade and Sofia "Applied Nostalgia".

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Students of Diplomatic Academy of Serbian MFA visit Diplomatic Institute of Bulgarian MFA

Within the study visit realized on June 5 and 6, o.g, thirty trainees from the DA, led by director Mirom Milosavljević and her deputy, amb. Stanisic Ostojic, visited the Embassy, the Diplomatic Institute of the SME RB, and the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria.

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Visit to Zlatibor of Bulgarian journalists and tourism operators

At the Embassy RS premises today (April 15, 2018), twenty representatives of the most important Bulgarian media and owners of tourist agencies visited the Zlatibor region for the second year in a row, visiting Zlatibor region, where they will be provided with a three-day stay and a tour of the tourist attractions of that region.

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Visit by Aleksandar Vučić, President R. Serbia, Sofia, February 23, 2018.

PR RS A. Vučić was in an official visit to Sofia on Friday, February 23, 2018. The general assessment of the public here is that this is a very important visit that will contribute to the further development of the bilateral relations of the two countries, and from the aspect of the European integration of the RS, the visit is important because it happens during the Bulgarian EU Presidency, where Sofia is one of the main priorities promotion of the perspective of membership in EU countries of the ZB.

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Competition for co-financing projects for preserving and strengthening the home state and diaspora/Serbs in the region relations

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia informs interested organizations and associations of Serbs in Bulgaria that the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and the Serbs in the region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia has announced a competition for co-financing projects that contribute to preserving and strengthening the home state and diaspora relations, as well as the home state and Serbs in the region relations. The deadline for applying for the Competition is until 30 March 2018. More information on this can be found at the following e-mail addresses:

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/konkurs-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-organizacija-iz-dijaspore

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/konkurs-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-organizacija-iz-regiona


Promotional presentation of Tourist Organisation of Serbia ''The Days of Serbia''

In the main hall of the Embassy of RS in Sofia, on Friday, 19/5/2017, under the auspices of the Embassy, a ceremony (organized by TOS and TA Bohemia from Bulgaria) was held within the regional promotional campaign TOS titled ''Days of Serbia in Sofia'' which, according to TOS Independent Advisor Željka Pudar, will include Ljubljana, Banja Luka, Timisoara and Podgorica.

 

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Cultural and Art performance ''Leskovac Greets Sofija''

On the invitation of The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia and a famous Sofian Theatre ''City Mark Art Centre'', the artists from ''Leskovac Cultural Centre'' visited Sofia on 9/5/2017 and perforemed the cultural and art program ''Leskovac Greets Sofa'' in th epremises of the said theatre.

 

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Artists from Leskovac in Sofia

The group of the Bulgarian painters and Serbian painters from Leskovac has presented themselves by the exposition ARTNET, which was organized by the Centre of culture of the University St. Cl. Ohridski from Sofia and The Centre of culture from Leskovac to the Bulgarian audience on Tuesday, 15.11.2016.

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Commemorative ceremony at the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia

On the occasion of the Armistice in the First World war, the Embassy of Serbia in Sofia on Thursday, on 10.11.2016. has organized the commemorative ceremony on the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia. After raising the national flag of the Republic of Serbia, the Ambassador of Servia Vladimir Curgus delivered a speech in honor of fallen soldiers of the Serbian Army in the First WW. The Priest of the SOC with the Church Choir from Pirot has held the Requiem and then the wreaths have been laid at the monument.

      

After the Commemorative ceremony at the Serbian military Ceremony, the traditional coctail was organized at the Embassy of Serbia.


The evening of the Serbian and Bulgarian Friendship

On Friday on 21.10.2016 has been held the first evening of the Serbian and Bulgarian friendship at the main hall. The organizers of that evening were the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia and the Community of the Serbian and Bulgarian friendship (CSBF) and the occasion was the end of the Competition of the poets which is held every year by the CSBF and there took a part over one hundred Bulgarian and Serbian poets, from their countries, Europe, and the world.

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Vladimir Curgus: Serbia, Bulgaria See Gas Link as Major Tool for Energy Diversification

In an interview for Novinite.com held in June 2016, H.E. Vladimir Curgus, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Bulgaria, comments on the state of play in bilateral economic relations,Serbia’s EU accession negotiations as well as the country’s response to the migration crisis in Europe.

Q: How much progress has been achieved in the implementation of the project for the construction of a gas interconnection between Serbia andBulgaria? Will the expected date of 2019 be met forgas to start flowing through the interconnector?

A: The energy ministries of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Bulgaria maintain a constant contact on the project of building the gas interconnection. The two countries have been in constant agreement about the importance of this project as a perspective both for development of the gas market and diversification of supply to the region. 

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić at the Council of Europe Ministerial conference, Sofia, 18/5/2016

A status-neutral engagement by the Council of Europe (CoE) in Kosovo-Metohija, including respect for UN Security Council Resolution 1244, is the only acceptable for Serbia, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said in Sofia on Wednesday. We expect that the CoE will continue to respect its principled position consistently, Dačić said addressing the 126th Council of Europe ministerial meeting. 

 

 

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Ambassador V.Curgus' Interview to ''Standart''

Excellency, at the beginning of your mandate here in Bulgaria you declared that the goal of your mission is to promote the political and economical relationship between Serbia and Bulgaria. Lately, we have seen a number of visits by Serbian officials precisely with that purpose. What are the results?

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Literary evening at the Embassy

A Cooperation of Serbian and Bulgarian writers, a literary evening has been organized in Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

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Serbian National Assembly President on a two-day visit to Sofia

Serbian National Assembly President Maja Gojkovic said upon arriving to Sofia on Tuesday 22nd Feb that Belgrade highly values Bulgarian constructive dialogue with Belgrade. The two countries share many views and interests in common, which is a fine basis for good neighbourly relations.

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Commemoration оf the Armistice Day in WWI at the Serbian Military Cemetery in Sofia
Holy Liturgy in the St. Nedelya Church on the occasion of the ceremonial act of changing the laying of the relics of Saint King Milutin
Reception at Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia for the Serbian community in Bulgaria
Tactical Exercise „Lion Land 19“ in Bulgaria
Construction of gas pipeline in Bulgaria towards Serbia
Youth Serbian National Football Team wins in Sofia - European championship qualification
Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Željko Jović has presented to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev his Letters of Credence
Co-financing projects
Visit of Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic to Sofia, 22-23 April 2019
Two-month online free course of the Serbian Language
10th Conference of Serbian Medical Diaspora
Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia and the 140th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Serbia and Bulgaria
Prime Minister Ana Brnabić at Start-up Summit Europe 2018, in Sofia, 15.11.2018
Commemoration at the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia and reception at the Embassy on the occasion of the Day of Armistice in the First World War
Fifth Quadrilateral Meeting of PR Vučić, PM of Romania, Bugaria and Greece, in Varna, 2nd November 2018
Official visit of Serbian Parliamentary delegation to Bulgaria, 11-12th September
Serbian Ministry of Interior delegation in two-day visit to Sofia
Exhibition of Photographs ''Applied Nostalgia''
Students of Diplomatic Academy of Serbian MFA visit Diplomatic Institute of Bulgarian MFA
Visit to Zlatibor of Bulgarian journalists and tourism operators
Visit by Aleksandar Vučić, President R. Serbia, Sofia, February 23, 2018.
Competition for co-financing projects for preserving and strengthening the home state and diaspora/Serbs in the region relations
Promotional presentation of Tourist Organisation of Serbia ''The Days of Serbia''
Cultural and Art performance ''Leskovac Greets Sofija''
Artists from Leskovac in Sofia
Commemorative ceremony at the Serbian military cemetery in Sofia
The evening of the Serbian and Bulgarian Friendship
Vladimir Curgus: Serbia, Bulgaria See Gas Link as Major Tool for Energy Diversification
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić at the Council of Europe Ministerial conference, Sofia, 18/5/2016
Ambassador V.Curgus' Interview to ''Standart''
Literary evening at the Embassy
Serbian National Assembly President on a two-day visit to Sofia
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