New Permanent Representative of Bulgaria presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Ambassador Yuri Borissov Sterk, the new Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Sterk had been serving as Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Morocco since June 2019. From May 2017 to June 2019, he was Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and from December 2016 to May 2017, he was the Director of the United Nations and Development Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Sterk was head of the delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan from December 2012 to September 2016. He served as Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Israel from January 2011 to December 2012. From September 2009 to December 2011, he was the Director General for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from September 2005 to September 2009, he was the Special Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation at the Ministry. He has held various other posts at the Ministry.
Mr. Sterk was Bulgaria’s Ambassador to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, from July 2001 to April 2005. He also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the Council of Europe from March 1994 to July 1997.
Mr. Sterk has a degree from Sciences Po Strasbourg, Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg, Robert Schuman University (1996). He also has a Diplomat Training Programme Diploma from Hoover Institution/Stanford University (1991). He has a degree in public international law from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (1989). He was born on 10 October 1962.