site.btaMariya Gabriel Takes Office as Foreign Minister
The outgoing caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Kondov handed over the post to the new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel at an official ceremony on Wednesday, the Ministry said.
“I am extremely happy to have the honour to welcome such a proven professional and expert as Maria Gabriel, who would be best suited for the Foreign Ministry,” Kondov said.
Gabriel thanked him for the fruitful conversation. She added that she would consult and rely on the experience of the diplomats in the ministry.
“I am honoured to be able to rely on your expertise, experience and your willingness to stand together for our country's place and role in the EU and the world. Let us turn challenges into opportunities,” Gabriel stated.