Order of Malta honours two Bulgarians

Photo: Pho­to: Ekat­e­ri­na Tit­o­va H.M. King Sim­e­on II and his wife Queen Mar­ga­ri­ta at the Order of Mal­ta's recep­tion.

The Sov­er­eign Mil­i­tary Order of Mal­ta honoured two Bul­gar­i­ans at an ele­gant recep­tion held in Sofia to mark the 20th anni­ver­sa­ry since the estab­lish­ment of bilat­er­al dip­lo­mat­ic rela­tions and cel­e­brate the nation­al hol­i­day of the Order ded­i­cat­ed to St. John the Bap­tist, 24 June.

The Sov­er­eign Mil­i­tary Order of Mal­ta honoured two Bul­gar­i­ans at an ele­gant recep­tion held in Sofia to mark the 20th anni­ver­sa­ry since the estab­lish­ment of bilat­er­al dip­lo­mat­ic rela­tions and cel­e­brate the nation­al hol­i­day of the Order ded­i­cat­ed to St. John the Bap­tist, 24 June. H.M. King Sim­e­on II and his wife Queen Mar­ga­ri­ta, dip­lo­mats, sci­en­tists, art­ists and prom­i­nent pub­lic fig­ures attend­ed the event. Min­is­ter of Cul­ture Peter Stoy­an­o­vich and Lev­on Ham­partz­um­i­an, chair­man of the Bul­gar­i­an Bank Asso­ci­a­tion, were pre­sent­ed with the Order pro Mer­i­to Melit­en­si , an order of mer­it, by H.E. Cam­il­lo Zuc­co­li, Ambas­sa­dor of the Order of Mal­ta to the Repub­lic of Bul­gar­ia.
"Min­is­ter Stoy­an­o­vich was giv­en the order as a ges­ture of grat­i­tude for his con­stant pres­ence and sup­port in many of our activ­i­ties, not just because he is a cul­tured man Bul­gar­ia should be proud of, but because he was real­ly sup­por­tive of us. Bestow­ing the order upon Mr Ham­partz­um­i­an is our way of express­ing our grat­i­tude for his per­son­al con­tri­bu­tion and the help pro­vid­ed by his col­leagues and Mr Andrea Cas­i­ni, Dep­u­ty Chair­man of the Man­age­ment Board and Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer of Uni­Cred­it Bul­bank. Thanks to their help we were able to real­ise the project with the chil­dren assist­ed by the Hug Me Asso­ci­a­tion," said Ambas­sa­dor Cam­il­lo Zuc­co­li dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny. "We did our best to help oth­ers dur­ing the past year and organ­ised dif­fer­ent human­i­tar­ian cam­paigns, espe­cial­ly in Malko Tar­no­vo. We now have new chal­len­ges ahead of us. We are thank­ful to our vol­un­teers, who already vis­it­ed Var­na, the scene of the recent flood­ing which took the lives of 11 peo­ple and left doz­ens with­out shel­ter," Zuc­co­li add­ed.

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