Born on Nov. 19, 1948 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated from Moscow State University for International Relations. Works in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1974. Worked in the Bulgarian embassies in Madrid and Brussels. Head of the section South Europe in the Western Europe and North America department. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs - in charge of contacts with the Balkan states, Arabian states, Near East, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia - Mar. 1995-Feb. 1997.