America for Bulgaria Foundation buys former US ambassador’s residence


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America for Bulgaria Foundation is the new owner of the building of the US Ambassador’s residence at 18 Veliko Turnovo Street in Sofia, the foundation announced on June 16.

The building was vacated a few months ago when current US Ambassador Herro Mustafa moved elsewhere.

“The Foundation will continue the nearly 80-year tradition of this building, which serves as the home of Bulgarian-American relations and friendship between the people of the United States and Bulgaria,” the statement said.

As America for Bulgaria Center, the modernized building will serve as the foundation’s office, as well as an event and exhibition space and a center for the development of the Bulgarian private sector and civil society to continue the legacy of goodwill between the two countries, it said.

“It is a great honor for the Foundation to receive this cultural monument of Sofia and Bulgaria, which is an indelible part of the history of American-Bulgarian friendship and shared democratic values,” said Nancy Schiller, President and CEO of America for Bulgaria Foundation , in connection with the purchase of the building, according to the statement.

(Photo: America for Bulgaria Foundation)

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