Islamabad, 2 January 2023 (TDI): The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, extends felicitations to Slovakia on the occasion of National Day.

The statement said, “January 1 marks the day of the establishment of the Slovak Republic.” It also marks the establishment of dip relations between Pakistan and Slovakia since 1993.”

History of the National Day of Slovakia

On New Year’s Day, Slovakia celebrates its National Day. It marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic on January 1, 1993, when Czechoslovakia split into two countries. The countries are the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

On this day, the flag of the Slovak Republic is flown on all government buildings, and many people celebrate the traditions associated with the New Year.

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Following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Czechoslovakia was formed from several of the empire’s provinces.

Between World Wars I and II, it would go on to become one of the most politically stable and prosperous states in Eastern Europe.

It was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1945, but it was under Soviet control from 1948 to 1989. The Velvet Revolution ended Communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

In July 1992, Slovakia declared itself a sovereign state, free of the federal government of Czechoslovakia. This was followed by talks between Czech and Slovak leaders, and the path to disbanding the federation became clear.

Czechoslovakia’s Federal Parliament voted in November of that year to dissolve the federation on December 31, 1992. The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic became independent countries on January 1, 1993.

Pakistan-Slovakia diplomatic ties

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1993. Pakistan has no representatives of the embassy in Slovakia.

The non-resident office of the Embassy of Pakistan in Vienna, Austria is an accredited embassy to Slovakia. Slovakia has a consulate general in Lahore.

It has no Embassy in Islamabad. In case someone is looking for a short-term visa just for a visit to Slovakia, they can also visit the Czech embassy in Islamabad.

It was authorized to offer Slovakia visas to travelers who are opting for short-term Slovakia visas through the Czech Embassy because of the absence of a Slovakia embassy in Islamabad.

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Political consultations took place between Pakistan and Slovakia in Bratislava on June 4th, 2015. The two sides agreed to increase parliamentary exchanges and develop cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

It is pertinent to note that both countries have the potential to promote trade in the goods and services sectors. This is because both Pakistan and Slovakia have critical geographic locations. They can be each other’s, great investment partners.