Minister of Tourism Zaritsa Dinkova Accepted the Post from Dr. Ilin Dimitrov

06 June 2023

At an inauguration ceremony on June 6, 2023, Minister of Tourism Zaritsa Dinkova took over the reigns of the 102nd Government of the Republic of Bulgaria from the previous caretaker Minister Dr. Ilin Dimitrov.

Minister Dinkova arrived at the Saborna 1 building together with her predecessor, after the two had previously attended the transfer of power between the caretaker cabinet ‘Donev’ and ‘Denkov-Gabriel’ at the Council of Ministers.

They discussed the top priorities and projects that are key for the sector.

Minister Dinkova said that she will use her international experience and contacts as an ambassador of ‘destination’ Bulgaria to continue the work to establish our country as an attractive tourist brand. 

‘Tourism is an indispensable tool for the international positioning of a country through the so-called ‘soft diplomacy’, Minister Dinkova emphasized.

Zaritsa Dinkova is the sixth Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Complutense University and Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, Madrid. Zaritsa Dinkova is Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in the two caretaker governments in 2021 and Chief Political Adviser in the European Parliament. She has experience as a manager of large international projects for the UN and the EU.

The former Minister of Tourism Dr. Ilin Dimitrov, who led the ministry in two consecutive terms, thanked his team and wished courage and success to the new minister.

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