Since I arrived in Sofia with my family in August 2020, opportunities for new experiences and discoveries have been many. Before being posted in Bulgaria, I had the chance , throughout my diplomatic career, to serve in different African countries, in the Caribbean, in New York, etc. but never in the Balkan region. Now that I have been here just over a year, I must confess that I find Bulgaria an underrated destination: pleasant people, wonderful nature, interesting historic and cultural heritage, etc. There is more to this country than one might imagine from afar. I am particularly pleased to have found out that our bilateral relations are very strong and dynamic. Very pleased as well to see how an important role the Belgium Bulgaria Luxembourg Business Club plays in these bilateral relations. The BBL constitutes an important and excellent tool with which the Embassy of Belgium in Sofia is pleased to partner for several initiatives. I wish the BBL Business Club a very successful continuation in her activities.