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JANUARY 29 - OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF BULGARIA

Vancouver, BC - As founding Co-Chair of Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group, Senator Martin, Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in BC Ron Suh, and members of the B.C. Bulgarian community welcomed Mr. Georg Georgiev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Her Excellency Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski of the Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria to British Columbia. Prior to their arrival in Vancouver, the Bulgarian delegation made an official visit to Montreal and Ottawa. Over the course of this historic visit of Bulgarian officials to BC, in the 53-year history of Canada Bulgaria relations, the delegation met with Her Excellency Janet Austin, Lieutenant-Governor of BC and federal, provincial and municipal representatives; had productive meetings with Canadian businesses and institutions; and met with leaders and members of the Bulgarian community in BC. It was memorable and historic visit that will be recorded in the annals of BC and Canadian history.