František Ružička, Slovakia's new permanent representative to the United Nations, submitted his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, September 5, the TASR newswire reported, citing the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry press department.
At the ceremony, Ban and Ružička discussed the UN's activities and Slovakia's aims in terms of its activities at the organisation in the near future. The secretary-general positively assessed the UN's strong ties with the country's senior officials and Slovakia's contribution towards strengthening the UN's position. Ružička succeeds Miloš Koterec, who stepped down after the general election in March in order to become Defence Ministry state secretary (i.e. deputy minister).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Sep 2012 at 10:00