Cherie Blair on Private Visit to Bulgaria

Diplomacy | June 28, 2012, Thursday // 16:29|  views

Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, arrives on the occasion of the 7th Steiger Award Ceremony at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany, 12 March 2011. Photo by BGNES

Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has arrived on a visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of former Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov and his wife, Antonina Stoyanova.

Charie Blair, Queen's Council and founding member of top London human rights shop Matrix Chambers, is expected to spend one day in Bulgaria.

Her acquaintance with Petar Stoyanov and Antonina Stoyanova dates back to the time when her husband was British Prime Minister and Stoyanov was Bulgaria's President.

Stoyanov subsequently became a board member at the Africa Justice Foundation (AJF) charity founded by Cherie Blair.

She was one of the special guests at the inauguration ceremony of the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CGDC) NGO founded by Stoyanov in May 2011 in Vienna.

Cherie Blair explained at the ceremony that she had set up the AJF charity once she was no longer first lady and did not have to be extra cautious about every word and every action of hers.

The AJF works with African governments and the international business community to support the development of robust justice systems in Africa.

Cherry Blair and Petar Stoyanov are members of the World Justice Project, whose Rule of Law Index is considered as one of the most authoritative references on rule of law-related issues.

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