Israel opens honorary consulate in Košice

THE FIRST honorary consulate in Slovakia was ceremonially opened on March 30 in Košice, at 5 Garbiarska Street. 

Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-ZviIsraeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi (Source: SME)

Košice-based lawyer Peter Frajt is the first honorary consul.

The consulate will cover both Košice and Prešov regions. The aim of its activities will be to offer direct services to Israeli citizens living in the regions, to support the activities of the Israeli Embassy to Slovakia and to promote Israel. It will also support more active development of relations and cooperation between Slovakia and Israel on local and regional level in various fields, the TASR newswire reported.

“With our everyday work I would like to contribute to strengthening the positive promotion and public awareness about this country in Košice and Prešov regions, to develop the communication with Israeli citizens living in the regions, but also to contribute to deepening and developing the economic, political, cultural and social relations between Israel and Slovakia,” Frajt told TASR.

Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi said that also in the era of digital technologies, providing the quality services to people in form of direct personal contact is still important.

“I hope that the new honorary consulate will complement us with its activities well and responsibly,” Ben-Zvi said, as quoted by TASR.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Foreigners in Slovakia

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

News digest: Long queues around Slovakia on the first day of nationwide testing

Hundreds of thousands got tested during the first five hours. Experts warn it is too early to interpret the results.

Drive-in testing site in Bratislava.

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov