The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Sofia
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Sofia in cooperation with Bulgarian Red Cross and National Transfusion Centre has prepared voluntary blood donation initiative under the title "The most precious drop".
Bratislava (6 March) – Today State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Ministry of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok received Denitsa Zlateva, Deputy Prime Minister for Preparations of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Deputy Prime Minister congratulated the Slovak Republic on the course and results of the historically first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. As Bulgaria will hold its first-ever Presidency of the Council of the EU already in the first half of 2018, she highly appreciated the willingness of the Slovak Republic to share its experience from the preparations and realization of the Presidency.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received new Ambassador of Bulgaria to Slovakia Yordanka Chobanova during her inaugural visit today (1 March). The Minister conveyed to her that Slovak-Bulgarian bilateral relations are at an excellent level and without any open issues, which is also attested to by the high intensity of meetings and visits at the top political level in recent years. Next year we will commemorate the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. The cooperation involves a range of areas in which we share a common interest – including energy security, infrastructure projects, education, science and research initiatives. In terms of energy security, the Minister pointed to the importance of the planned Eastring gas pipeline system.
Bratislava (1 December) – Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Slovak Republic Margarita Ganeva on the occasion of her leaving the diplomatic mission to Slovakia.
Bratislava (25 May) - At its Wednesday session in Bratislava, the Government of the Slovak Republic approved the nomination of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák for the post of UN Secretary-General. This was done in response to the invitation made by President of the UN General Assembly for the member states to nominate candidates with proven leadership and managerial abilities, extensive experience in international relations, and strong diplomatic, communication and multilingual skills for this post.