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President hails Slovak diplomat’s UN appointment

Slovak president Ivan Gasparovič has hailed the appointment of Slovak diplomat Miroslav Jenča as head of the new UN Regional Centre of Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) as an unprecedented position for a Slovak diplomat. Jenča takes up his post as of June 1, at UNRCCA headquarters in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, according to the SITA newswire. Jenča said that next Thursday he would meet with Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) representatives in Vienna, as one of his mission's tasks was to coordinate the activities of the international community in the region. Jenča a listed some of the problems afflicting the Central Asian region: lack of water, trafficking in drugs and illegal migration.

Slovak president Ivan Gasparovič has hailed the appointment of Slovak diplomat Miroslav Jenča as head of the new UN Regional Centre of Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) as an unprecedented position for a Slovak diplomat. Jenča takes up his post as of June 1, at UNRCCA headquarters in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, according to the SITA newswire.

Jenča said that next Thursday he would meet with Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) representatives in Vienna, as one of his mission's tasks was to coordinate the activities of the international community in the region. Jenča a listed some of the problems afflicting the Central Asian region: lack of water, trafficking in drugs and illegal migration.

Jenča recently served as Ambassador and Head of Mission to the OSCE Centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has served as Ambassador and Representative of Slovakia to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and as Ambassador of Slovakia to Mexico, Venezuela and Columbia. SITA

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