Minister Miroslav Lajčák Shows Beauties of Central Slovakia to Foreign Guests

Minister Miroslav Lajčák Shows Beauties of Central Slovakia to Foreign Guests

11.5.2019 | Aktivity ministra

Banská Bystrica, Špania Dolina, Slovenská Ľupča, Donovaly and Banská Štiavnica: these were the places that Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, showed to a group of foreign diplomats assigned to Slovakia during a traditional trip to different parts of our country.


The first day of the program was devoted to Banská Bystrica, where the head of Slovak diplomacy with his wife and the representatives of diplomacy from 34 countries from every continent were welcomed by Ján Nosko, Mayor of the city, and Ján Lunter, the President of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.  “Thank you very much in the name of all the diplomats for this warm-hearted welcome, which was simply impossible during the previous leadership of the region,” stated Lajčák. He further emphasized that it is Banská Bystrica that represents a key moment for modern Slovak history for its role in the Slovak National Uprising.  In Špania Dolina, the large delegation was welcomed by the Mayor's deputy and the charming representatives from the Miners’ Chorus.  The visit to the Banská Bystrica region could not take place without a look at traditional cheese production or a social event at the Slovenská Ľupča castle.

On the agenda of the second day were beauties and romantic corners of the historic city of Banská Štiavnica. “Banská Štiavnica is very close to me since it is here where I spent a year at the beginning of the ’80´s in preparation for a study abroad, and I’m fascinated to see how this city has changed for the better,“ Lajčák stated when he was received by its Mayor Nadežda Babiaková.  She and her team  provided that diplomats could admire the history of the city along with the beauties of this cultural heritage.  “I´m pleased that together with my wife I could show to the foreign representatives the strong touristic potential of this exceptionally interesting region, which is unique not only in Slovakia but also world-wide for its history,” concluded Minister Lajčák. He further pointed to the fact that these travels represent a tradition that has been established to make foreign ambassadors better acquainted with the beauties of Slovakia.