Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Luchezar Matev, Bulgaria's Ambassador Gets Award

Luchezar Matev, Bulgaria's Ambassador Gets AwardObviously His Excellency Dr Luchezar is doing a good job in London as his role of Ambassador and can now have the right to own land in the UK unlike UK Nationals in Bulgaria who can't.

He now stands in the archives alongside Margaret Thatcher who also had the award bestowed upon her, but then I certainly have more respect for Dr. Metev than for Thatcher.

Dr Luchezar Matev, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in London, was honored with the Freedom of the City of London, sources from Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry told the Standart.
The granting of the Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today. It is bestowed to public persons for their significant contribution to the English society. The medieval term 'freeman' meant someone who was not the property of a feudal lord, but enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land. It is believed that the first Freedom was presented in 1237. Mr. Matev is one of the four foreign ambassadors to the UK, presented with the high honour. The Freedom of the City of London has been bestowed to prominent British public persons like Lord Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, etc.

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