Herbert Salber takes office as new German ambassador to Bulgaria

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Herbert Salber presented his credentials to Bulgarian President Roumen Radev as his country’s new ambassador on September 12 2017.

Radev had honoured Salber’s predecessor Detlef Lingemann with the Stara Planina, Bulgaria’s highest state honour, on August 7.

Salber has been a diplomat since 1984, when he was part of the West German Embassy in the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade. In the 1980s, he served at the embassy in Managua in Nicaragua.

Salber, left, with Bulgarian President Roumen Radev. Photo: German Embassy, Sofia.

Later, Salber was also sent to the OSCE offices in Vienna (twice) as well as Almaty, he spent a year as the German representative at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, and two years at the German embassy in Moscow. In between his many assignments, he worked at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, in various positions.

Before coming to Sofia, Salber was the European Union’s Special Envoy for the Southern Caucasus and Georgia.

 

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