The opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Slovakia took place. The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Roman Vasilenko, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the SR, H.E. Tolezhan Barlybayev, the leadership of the Bansko-Bystritsky Region, representatives of the public, business, scientific and cultural circles, journalists and diplomats.
The Deputy Minister stressed the importance of opening a Kazakh consulate in Banska Bystrica, the largest financial, scientific, educational and tourist center of Slovakia, where the National Bank of the SR and international financial companies, leading universities and research institutes of the country are located. It is no coincidence that the opening ceremony of the honorary consulate was attended by the Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Slovakia – Rector of the Technical University in Zvolen Rudolf Kropil, major Slovak businessmen in the fields of construction, industry, medicine and other fields.
The Kazakh diplomat expressed hope that the activities of the consulate will contribute to the development and strengthening of Kazakh-Slovak cooperation in such areas as culture, science, education, economy and trade while presenting the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan – a well–known public figure, President of the Slovak Hunting Chamber, Tibor Lebotsky, to the public
As part of the opening ceremony, with the support of the Public Charitable Foundation "Ayalagan Alaqan", an exhibition of drawings of Kazakhstani children with disabilities "The world through the eyes of children" was organized, as well as a photo exhibition "Kazakhstan, looking to the future". The guests of the event received books about the nature and culture of Kazakhstan as a gift.