President confers Stara Planina awards on outgoing Belgian, Italian ambassadors

At a ceremony on July 31 2012, President Rossen Plevneliev conferred Bulgaria’s highest state honour, the Stara Planina, on two outgoing ambassadors – Marc Michielsen of Belgium and Stefano Benazzo of Italy. Both are moving on from the posts after having served as their countries’ ambassadors in Sofia since 2008.

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