ABF Is the New Owner of the Former US Ambassador’s Residence in Sofia

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The residence at 18 Veliko Tarnovo Street in Sofia

The America for Bulgaria Foundation is the new owner of the building of the US Ambassador’s Residence on 18 Veliko Tarnovo Street in Sofia.

The Foundation will continue the nearly 80-year tradition of this building serving as a home to Bulgarian-American relations and the friendship between the people of the United States and Bulgaria.

As the America for Bulgaria Center, the upgraded building will serve as the Foundation’s office as well as an events and exhibitions space and a center for development of the Bulgarian private sector and civil society to continue the legacy of goodwill between the two countries.

Photo of ABF President Nancy Schiller, current ABF Board Chairman Chris Matlon, Deputy Chair and incoming Chair Gail Buyske and the US Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa at the announcement in Washington D.C. during a reception attended former US ambassadors to Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Ambassador to the US Tihomir Stoytchev, June 15, 2021

“It is a great honor for the Foundation to preserve this cultural monument of Sofia and Bulgaria, which is an indelible part of the history of US-Bulgarian friendship and shared democratic values,” said Nancy Schiller, president and CEO of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, in relation to the purchase of the building.

US Ambassador Herro Mustafa expressed her confidence that “the Foundation will not only maintain the spirit and hospitality of the former residence of 23 US ambassadors, but will also give impetus to many new initiatives of benefit to our valued strategic partner and friend—Bulgaria.”

A beautifully crafted door knocker in the shape of a lion’s head at the residence

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