H.E. Latchezar Petkov
Future Forces Forum
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Born on August 14, 1949 in Bulgaria. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Czech Republic. Presented his letters of credence to the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman - January 9, 2014. Career diplomat with over 30 years of professional experience with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Bulgaria.Current diplomatic rang–Ambassador. Work experience at MFA, Sofia: Secretary General (2013), Head of Situation Center (2010–2012). Director of Human Resources and Acting Secretary General (2006–2008). Acting Director of “Western Europe and North America” Department (1993–1994). Head of “Mediterranean states” and “Nordic states” Sections, “Western Europe” Department (1991–1992). Head of “Foreign Journalists” Section, Press and Media Department (1990–1991). Desk Officer, “Poland” Section, Department for Central Europe (1983–1986). Overseas postings: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the USA, Washington DC (2008– 2010). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland (concurrently accredited to Latvia and Lithuania), Warsaw (2002–2006). Head of Bulgarian Consular Mission/Consul General, New York, US (1995-1999). Deputy Chief of Mission, Bulgarian Embassy, Washington DC, US (1994-1995). Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul, Bulgarian Embassy, Malta (1986–1990). Education: Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria) – 1973. Master’s Degree and PhD (min) in International Relations (Diplomatic Academy, Moscow, Russia) – 1978. Certified by the Know-How Program (BFCO, London, UK) – 1991. Certified by Harvard University (Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA) – 2010. Foreign languages knowledge: Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish and Russian. Good knowledge of French, Serbian and Italian.