“Meaningful Meetings” with guest Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn, Chief of Mission German Embassy in Sofia


Special guest to the “Meaningful Meetings” initiative of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria was Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sofia, HE Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn. The discussion was held over Zoom and was on the pressing subjects of International diplomacy in the region and the world. Discussed was the good bilateral relationship and strong economic footprint, which can be further extended on the basis of startups, young entrepreneurs and information technology.  

„Germany and Bulgaria -together we work in friendship for our free and strong Europe!“ Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn

Born on September 14th, 1958 in Heidelberg, married, 2 children      

Studied history, public law, European and international law and political science

1979-1986               Journalist, presenter and reporter ARD radio

1984-1986               EU-Consultant, Brussels

1986 - 1988             Preparatory service for the higher foreign service

1988-1989               Foreign Office, European Political Cooperation / European Parliament

1989-1992               Embassy Moscow, cultural attaché

1992-1995               Federal Foreign Office, Management Staff, Parliamentary u. Cabinet presentation

1995-1998               Foreign Office, management staff, deputy head of the speaking staff

1998-2000               Exchange officer at the United States Department of State in Washington

2000-2004               Washington Embassy, ​​from 2001 deputy head of the Political Department

2004 - 2008             Foreign Office, Head of Unit USA / Canada / G8 Foreign Ministers Process

2008-2011               Washington Embassy, ​​Envoy, Head of Political Affairs

2011-2015               Foreign Office, Head of the Subdivision (Commissioner) for Disarmament and Arms Control

2015-2019               Embassy Tallinn, Ambassador

since July 2019         Embassy Sofia, Ambassador

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