The Republic of Cyprus has officially opened its Honorary Consulate in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, marking a significant step in strengthening ties between the two nations. The opening ceremony was held on Monday and was attended by a distinguished group of dignitaries, including Speaker of the Parliament Peter Pellegrini, Minister Richard Raši, Governor Ondrej Lunter, Mayor Ján Nosko, former President Ivan Gašparovič, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ján Kubiš.
The establishment of the Honorary Consulate is expected to foster closer collaboration between Cyprus and Slovakia in various areas, including trade, investment, tourism, and cultural exchange. It will also serve as a vital resource for Cypriot citizens living in Slovakia, providing them with consular services and support.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Banská Bystrica, Peter Pellegrini, expressed his gratitude to the Slovak government and people for their warm welcome and support. He emphasized the importance of the Honorary Consulate in promoting understanding and cooperation between the two countries.
Pellegrini stated. “We are committed to working together to further strengthen our ties and explore new avenues for collaboration.”
The Slovak authorities echoed Pellegrini’s sentiments, expressing their delight at the establishment of the Honorary Consulate. They pledged their full support to the Consulate’s endeavors and expressed their confidence that it would play a pivotal role in enhancing bilateral relations.