EU Commission VP Accepts UN Top Job Nomination from Bulgaria

Politics » DOMESTIC | September 28, 2016, Wednesday // 16:27
Bulgaria: EU Commission VP Accepts UN Top Job Nomination from Bulgaria EU Commissioner in charge of Budget Kristalina Georgieva during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, July 25, 2016. EPA/BGNES

EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said she accepts the nomination of Bulgaria's government for UN Secretary General.

"I am deeply honoured by the decision of the Government of my country to put my name forward for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations," Georgieva says in a video statement on Facebook that is accompanied by a text in Bulgarian and English as part of her announcement on the Commission's website.

"After careful consideration I have decided to accept the nomination, mindful of the great responsibility that the office bears and of the opportunities as well as the challenges it presents for contributing to making our world safer, stronger and more just and prosperous for the present and our future generations."

Earlier on Wednesday, the government of Bulgaria raised the nomination of Georgieva, despite having already proposed UNESCO head Irina Bokova as a candidate back in February.

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