Happy New Year / 120th Anniversary!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy new year, and warmest wishes from the U.S. Embassy!  2023 marks a significant milestone in the U.S.-Bulgaria relationship, as we commemorate 120 years of diplomatic relations.  This milestone celebrates so much more than the exchange of diplomatic notes on paper over 100 years ago.  It represents the foundation of friendship and the promise of an ever-expanding partnership – not only diplomatically, but also in the cultural, commercial, and educational spheres.  Our countries share a rich history dating back to 1903, and, today, our relationship is stronger and closer than ever before. 

I’m happy to announce that late last week, the U.S. Embassy launched a year-long campaign that will highlight all that we have accomplished over the past 120 years and chart the path forward for our bilateral relationship.  I invite you to visit our Embassy website and to follow our Facebook page and other Embassy platforms throughout the year for events that commemorate this important anniversary (with the hashtag #USBG120).

We will showcase the breadth and depth and historic moments of our relationship on social media throughout the year, and we also have ambitious plans to work with local partners on events and exhibits throughout the country that highlight where we’ve come and where we’re headed together.  This campaign will culminate in the September 19 formal anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

We are excited to partner with all of you on this important campaign, and look forward to hearing any ideas you might have on how to make this 120th anniversary celebration a success!

Благодарим Ви за сътрудничеството и приятелството! Желаем Ви успешна Нова година!

Warm regards,

Jeffrey Weinshenker Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria