Ambassador Beyerle Welcomes BABC
The new US Ambassador to Bulgaria, veteran diplomat John Beyerle, welcomed Mr. Ossenov and former US Ambassador Michael Ussery to the embassy where they discussed a full agenda of topics and Mr. Ossenov updated Ambassador Beyerle on BABC activities. Also present were Commercial Attache James Rigassio and his assistant Uliana Kanelli. Mr. Ossenov expressed his enthusiasm for Ambassador Beyerle’s return to Bulgaria where they worked closely together in the mid-1980s, at which time the Ambassador was a young political officer responsible for Mr. Ossenov's first opportunity to visit the US. After the meeting, Mr. Ossenov stated that the Ambassador is a real ally to US-Bulgarian relations and "a great man sent at the perfect moment".