On this occasion on the 24th of October,  H. E.  Mr. Dušan Štrauch, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic, and his wife Mrs. Terezia Štrauchova along with H. E. Mr. Manuel Korček, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic, and his wife, Mrs. Monika Korčekova,

gave a reception at the Slovak embassy. It was attended by the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, deputy ministers, ambassadors, diplomats, cultural figures, senior ministry officials, the Presidency, the National Assembly, Czechs and Slovaks living in Bulgaria.

A century ago, on the 28th of October 1918, Czechoslovakia, a new country born out of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was founded. In 1993, Czechs and Slovaks were separated. Now, the embassies of the two countries in Sofia have decided to celebrate this important anniversary together with a joint reception. In their address to the guests, the two ambassadors emphasized that the Czech Republic and Slovakia are good neighbors today and have excellent ties of mutual assistance and cooperation.

The guests at the reception enjoyed the best of the national cuisines of both countries. Among the Czech specialties were Pražská ham, cheese, wines and of course, draft beer - "Bernard". The traditional duck with red cabbage, on the Slovak side, made a great impression.

Everyone had the opportunity to have a look at the new Karoq Skoda at the embassy's courtyard.

The photos were provided by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Bulgaria.