Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Victoria's Slovenian Consulate Opens In Diggers Rest

In Diggers Rest, Victoria, a new Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia was opened on 7th March 2014, with Mr Derry Maddison as the first Honorary Consul.

 Photo by The Slovenian - Mr Derry Maddison, the new Honorary Consul, third on the left

The ceremony was well organized under the scrutiny of His Excellency Dr. Milan Balazic.

Mr Maddison said, "It has been long coming for Slovenians in Victoria to have their own Consulate. I was the privileged one to be nominated and then appointed."

"In all matters I engage myself to follow the instructions of  honorary consular officers of the Republic of Slovenia and to consult with the supervisory diplomatic mission and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia."

The list of invited guests, complied by the Embassy in Canberra and approved by the Ambassador Dr Milan Balažic, included in addition to foreign diplomats and leaders of the Slovenian community Mr Nicholas Oman.

Read the full article at The Slovenian, 7 March 2014

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