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UNIS/MA/119
13 October 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Secretary-General to visit Slovakia

VIENNA, 13 October (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Slovakia on 17 to 20 October 2015 for a bilateral visit to the country.

The Secretary-General will hold talks with President Andrej Kiska, Prime Minister Robert Fico, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák. While in Bratislava the Secretary-General will give a speech to students from the diplomatic academy of Comenius University and receive an honorary doctorate and gold medal from the university.

He will also inaugurate an exhibition on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the National Council of the Slovak Republic. Finally, he will visit a centre hosting refugees in Gabčíkovo before returning to New York.

On Monday 19 October the Secretary-General will give a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister, for accredited media representatives.

When: 15:00, Monday 19 October 2015

Where: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, ul. Hlboká cesta 2, 811 04 Bratislava 37

Media representatives are invited to cover the event. It is recommended to arrive by 14:30 to ensure entry.

Media accreditation: media representatives who wish to attend should write to Foreign Ministry Press Department by email: tlac@mzv.sk

The deadline for registration for the press conference is 18:00 on Thursday 15 October.

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For further information please contact:

Martin Nesirky
Director, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676
Mobile: (+43) 699-1458 5676
Email: martin.nesirky[at]unvienna.org

or

Anne Thomas
Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Mobile: (+43) 699-1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]unvienna.org

or

Jana Hönschová
Consultant for Slovakia, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+421) 903 680 729
Email: jana.honschova[at]unvienna.org