State visit of the president of Slovakia
The Grand Master, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, today received in audience the President of the Republic of Slovakia, Ivan Gasparovic, and Mrs Gasparovic.
Their talks included a discussion on the development of a humanitarian programme of activities between the Order of Malta and the Silvia Gaparovičová Foundation, Education and Health for All, which cares for disabled people and those who are socially disadvantaged.
The activities of the Embassy of the Order in Bratislava, in collaboration with Maltézska Pomoc, the Order’s Hospitaller service in Slovakia which looks after those in need, were also discussed.
Diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Slovakian Republic were established in 1994.