|Ong receiving his appointment letter as Honorary Consul of Slovakia from Slovak Ambassador Michal Slivovic. On the left is Michal's deputy Veronika Pristasova.|
BRI-linked business chamber president appointed Honorary Consul of Slovakia in KL
https://youtu.be/anD3_8CtvXQ ( Michal Slivovic's address Part 1)
https://youtu.be/UuvQp7edOKg (Michal Slivovic's address Part 2)
https://youtu.be/WTg3zlci81s ((Ong Tee Keat receiving his appointment letter as honorary consul)
https://youtu.be/6Dwhx3wNXWc ((Ong Tee Keat's address as honorary consul)
https://youtu.be/nGZvgaAR0Pk (ACEA president Stanley Ling address)
https://youtu.be/b7Ra3RIQJZA (Ong Tee Keat's address as chamber president)
https://youtu.be/qLIjOKvk3R8 (Chamber-ACEA MoU signing)
https://youtu.be/Qy0tpTSayls (Souvenir presentations)
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2018): Malaysia-China Silk Route Business Chamber president (Tan Sri) Ong Tee Keat was officially appointed as Honorary Consul of Slovakia in Kuala Lumpur on July 13.
Ong, a former Cabinet minister, received his letter of appointment from The Embassy of the Slovakia Republic in Jakarta Ambassador Michal Slivovic at the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of Slovakia Kuala Lumpur located at Level Three Menara Atlan, Jalan Ampang.
Speaking to I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road on the sidelines at the official opening, Ong said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed as an honorary consul.
“I will not be satisfied with just providing quality consular services. I will try to revolutionise and innovate my role and responsibilities as an honorary consul.
“By this, I mean I will also help build bridges to not only strengthen Slovakia-Malaysia bilateral relations but also Slovakia’s ties with Asean and Asia.
“With my chamber links and connections, I should be able to help build bridges for business and trade, and also culture and arts.
“This will help the rest of the world further understand China, Slovakia and Malaysia.”
At the official opening of the consulate, Michal Slivovic also witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between the chamber and Asean-China Entrepreneurs Association (ACEA).
The MoU formalises a working relationship between the chamber and ACEA to jointly organise programmes and activities to help support and promote China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt Road Initiative (BRI) that is being participated by 69 cities and countries to date.
BRI, dubbed as the New Silk Route, will connect China to Asia, Europe, Scandinavian and Nordic countries, Southeast Asia, and Russia - linking borders by rail, roads, sea (ports) and air (airports).
Among those who attended the official opening of the consulate are Honorary Consul of Slovakia in Kota Kinabalu (Datuk Seri) Wong Khen Thau, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Slovakia Republic in Jakarta Veronika Pristasova, ACEA president (Datuk) Stanley Ling and representatives of envoys from other countries.
Here is a selection of pictures snapped at the official opening of the consulate: