H.E. Mr. Angel Simeonov DIMITROV
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Serbia
On April 30, 2012, Prof. Angel Dimitrov presented his Letters of Credence to Acting President Slavica Đukić-Dejanović, accrediting him as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to Serbia.
Before his appointment to Belgrade, Ambassador Dimitrov worked as a professor at the Institute for Historical Studies with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he headed a research department. He was also a member of the General Assembly of Scholars of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
From 1994 to 2001 Angel Dimitrov served as the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the Republic of Macedonia. From 1992 to 1993 he was Consul General of Bulgaria in Skopje.
Angel Dimitrov has previously worked as an archaeologist and journalist at the Bulgarian National Radio. He earned his Master’s degree in History and Archaeology at the “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia and his Ph.D. in History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Dimitrov’s academic interests and work include early modern and contemporary history of Bulgaria and the Balkans, as well as history of Bulgarian diplomacy. Angel Dimitrov is the author of five monographs and a number of academic studies and articles. He has specialized in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.
Ambassador Dimitrov has served as Chairperson of the Permanent Commission for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Fund for Academic Research (2011), the Bulgarian Foreign Policy Association (2008-2011), the National Endowment Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria” (1991-1992), and as vice-chairperson of the “Vassil Levski” National Committee.
Ambassador Dimitrov has been awarded the Academic Award for Bulgarian Studies “Paisiy Hilendarski”, granted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, as well as the Badge of Honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001).