Bulgaria and Britain established diplomatic relations in July 1879 and severed them on two occasions during the two world wars. Bilateral relations have gone through ups and downs in
the course of history to the present day, when they are totally free of open problems.
The two countries have signed a consular convention, an agreement relaxing the visa requirements, an agreement on business, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation, on avoidance of double taxation, on promotion and protection of investment, on cooperation between the two defence ministries, on cultural cooperation and on cooperation in the health sector.
The recent years have seen a number of visits at various levels.