On June 20st, H. E. Mr. Anžej Frangeš, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Bulgaria, and his wife, Mrs. Tanja Plesnik,

gave a reception at their residence on the occasion of the national holiday of the country. Statehood Day is celebrated on 25 June since 1991 - the country's independence was announced on that date. The guests at the reception were also welcomed by the Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Bulgaria Mr. Nikolay Vassilev and his wife Mrs. Silvia Vassileva.

The ambassador's residence was full of people who came to pay their respect for the celebration, including: Mr. Ognian Zlatev, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, the Apostolic Nuncio in Bulgaria -  H. E. Mgr. Archbishop Anselmo Guido Pecorari, ambassadors of many countries, diplomats, politicians, Mps, representatives of the media and friends of Slovenia.

After the hymns of the two countries' were listened to, in his welcoming speech to guests, Mr. Anžej Frangeš noted that that was the first reception of the newly established diplomatic mission in Bulgaria. He used the opportunity to thank all Bulgarian state institutions for the support they have given in the process and emphasized the traditionally good relations between Slovenia and Bulgaria.

Afterwards, in the lovely garden of the residence, the guests had the opportunity to taste traditional Slovenian cuisine and enjoy wonderful Slovenian wines and drinks.

The photos belong to 24 Hours and are provided to Diplomatic Spectrum by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Above : H. E. Mr. Anžej Frangeš, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Bulgaria and Mr. Nikolay Vassilev, Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Bulgaria

Bellow. First row: E. Mr. Anžej Frangeš welcomes the gueste; H. E. Mr. Herbert Salber, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Bulgaria and Mr. Ognian Zlatev, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria; Mr. Nikolay Vassilev, Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Bulgaria and H. E. Mr. Zdravko Begovic, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Second row: H. E. Mr. Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to Sofia; H. E. Mr. Anžej Frangeš  and  H. E. Mr. Michael Forbes, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland; H. E. Mr. Anžej Frangeš and his wife Mrs. Tanja Plesnik with Mr. Temirtay Izbastin, who is managing the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H. E. Mrs. Sri Astari Rasjid, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, H. E. Mr. Dušan Štrauch, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic, H. E. Mr. Ştefan Gorda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Republic of Bulgaria, and his wife, Mrs. Lidia Gorda