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President Gašparovič receives credentials of four new ambassadors

President Ivan Gašparovič accepted the credentials of four new ambassadors to Slovakia on Tuesday, January 18.

President Ivan Gašparovič accepted the credentials of four new ambassadors to Slovakia on Tuesday, January 18.

Sweden’s new extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Slovakia, based in Vienna, is Hans Tage Harald Lundborg, the president's website announced, as reported by the TASR newswire. Gašparovič said he regretted Sweden’s move to shut down its embassy in Bratislava, but understands it. He expressed his belief that, given the geographical proximity of Vienna, Sweden will work towards bringing more investments to Slovakia.

The ceremony rounded off a string of similar ceremonies marking the beginning of an additional three diplomatic missions to Slovakia. Portuguese Ambassador João Luís Niza Pinheiro, Swiss Ambassador Christian Fotsch and Indian Ambassador Rajiva Misra each presented their credentials to Gašparovič during the day. The Portuguese official expressed gratitude for Slovakia’s decision to back Lisbon’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

During his talks with Rajiva Misra, Gašparovič pointed out that Slovak-Indian relations have been good since their inception. During his mission to Slovakia, Fotsch said he wants to focus on strengthening bilateral economic relations, adding that Switzerland is planning to invest €50 million in Slovakia in the near future. Fotsch also described military co-operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina as very good.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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