The Non-Resident Ambassador of Slovak Republic, His Excellency Ivan Lančarič, presented his Letter of Credence to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, this morning, at the President’s Office.

At the ceremony, the President welcomed the Ambassador to the Maldives and congratulated him on the commencement of his term as the Ambassador of Slovak Republic to the Maldives.

During the call, the President expressed his hopes that the existing ties between the Maldives and the Slovak Republic will be enhanced during the tenure of the Ambassador.  President further deliberated that Maldives being a small island state; sea level rise and climate change are the greatest challenges faced by Maldives, and briefed the Ambassador on the endeavors Maldives undertakes to adapt a more environmental friendly approach in tourism.

The Ambassador of the Slovak Republic expressed gratitude for receiving him as the new Non-Resident Ambassador to the Maldives. Discussing areas of mutually beneficial collaboration, the Ambassador emphasised on enhancing economic cooperation between the Maldives and the Slovak Republic.

The President was accompanied at the call by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E.  Dr.  Mohamed Asim and the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, H.E. Mohamed Naseer.

Source: The President’s Office