Bilateral relations

Bulgaria and Britain established diplomatic relations in July 1879. 

The bilateral relations have gone through ups and downs in the course of history; relations were severed during the two world wars. Today's relations between Bulgaria and the UK are free of unresolved problems and the two countries are close partners and allies within NATO and the EU. 

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.