Vice Governors


Ani Arutyunyan

Deputy regional governor of Vidin region

Ani Arutyunyan was appointed Deputy regional governor of Vidin region, by order of the Prime Minister dated 19.07.2023. On July 21st, 2023, she officially assumed office.

The departments for which the Deputy regional governor will bear responsibility are health care, social policy, education and science, culture, sports and youth activities, tourism and cross-border cooperation in the context of the Romania-Bulgaria and Bulgaria-Serbia programmes.

Arutyunyan grew up in Vidin, where she graduated from "Tsar Simeon Veliki" secondary school. She has a PhD in Political Science, a master's degree in Political Science, chief expert of programmes and projects at the Center for Research and Educational Projects in the University of National and World Economy, and a part-time lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of National and World Economy. She possesses an extensive experience in the development of educational and research projects in the field of entrepreneurship, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, both nationally and internationally.

Ani Arutyunyan is a mother of 3 children.



The Political cabinet:

1. Assists the Regional governor in the making decision process in order to ensure the  implementation of state policy in the sphere of his authority;
2. Exchanges information with the political cabinets of the Council of Ministers’ members and with other regional governors about the implementation of the adopted Governmental policy;
3. Organizes and  liaises the regional governor’s relationship with other state institutions and with the public.
4. The political cabinet of the Regional Governor has advisory, analytical and informative functions implementing its tasks under items 1, 2, 3.

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