Over 400 were the guests on June 18th at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Bulgaria during Open Doors Day. The event was held under the motto of “Foreign from the Inside” and the visitors were given the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of the activities of the Ministry, the Diplomatic Institute with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institute for Culture as well as the meaning of Bulgaria’s membership in the EU.
At the opening ceremony was present Mr. Ivan Stancioff – former Minister of foreign affairs and prominent Bulgarian diplomat, who presented the Karin Dom Foundation that he had established 20 years ago. Mr. Stancioff also opened the exhibition “Succession and Diplomacy. The Stancioff Family”.
During the entire day, the visitors at the MFA were able to choose from a rich program. Eight different stands presented the history of the Ministry, the consular services which are being provided and the career options at MFA. Karin Dom participated with its own stand. Visitors learned about the social, health and education services that Karin Dom provides for children with special needs and their families. As part of the program there was also a charity initiative for the cause of Karin Dom. Each guest could buy a paper edition of the Diplomatic Institute with the Minister of Foreign Affairs which raise over 300 BGN.