The consulate will serve the districts of Bourgas, Dobrich and Varna. For the official opening in the seaside city was Deputy Minister of foreign afairs of Austria Michael Linhard. He pointed out that Burgas was chosen as the place of the first honorary consulate of Austria in our country because of the traditionally good cooperation with the city. For Honorary Consul is appointed Radostina Ivanova-Mishineva.
With the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Austria in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian-Austrian relations in the sphere of economy, education, culture and tourism will be expanded. Administrative services for Austrian citizens - tourists and permanent residents in Bulgaria will be provided.
At the opening, Michael Linhard noted that more and more of his compatriots chose our country as a tourist destination. Every year about 200,000 Austrian citizens come to Bulgaria, mostly on the sea. According to him, the interest in the opportunities offered by our country for mountain tourism is growing.