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Minister Lajčák presented Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia with Golden Plaque

Minister Lajčák presented Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia with Golden Plaque

11.5.2017 | Aktivity ministra |

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák on 11 May received Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic and doyen of the diplomatic corps Monsignor Mario Giordana and presented him with the Minister's Golden Plaque at the end of his nine-year diplomatic mission to Slovakia.

The minister highlighted the contribution of the Apostolic Nuncio to developing an excellent level and quality of relations between Slovakia and the Holy See. They agreed that there is an open and constructive dialog between Slovakia and the Holy See that includes regular visits and receptions at the top level, and that mutual cooperation is trouble free. "Your positive relation to Slovakia and Slovaks has been visible not only in your work within the general cooperation, but also in your positions and activities as doyen of the diplomatic corps," said Lajčák during the ceremony and awarded Monsignor Giordana with the Golden Plaque of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister for his contribution to building and developing the mutual relations.

The departing Nuncio will be replaced by experienced Vatican diplomat Monsignor Giacomo Guido Ottonello. In this regard the Minister expressed his conviction that the high-level Slovak-Holy See relations will continue.