Czech and Slovak Embassies in London, UK.
The MAFCSV works closely with both the Czech and Slovak Embassies to remember the Free Czechoslovak veterans buried here in the UK and abroad.
We appreciate the support that both Embassies offer to help us achieve our aims.
Our Slovak Ambassador – H.E. Lubomir Rehak
Lubomir Rehak was born in 1970 in Topoľčany, Slovakia. In 1992 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MA, PhD in 1997) and started his professional carrier at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia.
His first 5-year diplomatic posting abroad was in Moscow as the Private Secretary to the Ambassador and Political Officer for Central Asia (1993-1998). He then went for 4 years to the Embassy at Lisbon as Deputy Head of Mission (1999-2003). After that he became the European Correspondent of the Foreign Ministry – co-ordinator for the area of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (2004-2006).
His next posting was to Belarus as Chargé d´affaires at the embassy at Minsk (2006-2008). While there he also undertook the duties of the EU Local Presidency in Belarus in 2nd semester 2007. He then moved to Brussels as Ambassador – Representative of Slovakia to the EU Political and Security Committee (2008-2010) and on returning to Bratislava he was appointed a Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2011).
In 2011, the President of the Republic appointed him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic and he began his duties at the Embassy in Astana in June 2011.
As of October 2012, he was again appointed a Political Director (Director-General for Political Affairs) at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava.
In 2015, the President of Slovakia appointed him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Court of St. James´s (Royal Court for the Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and he arrived in London on 10 August 2015.
Ambassador Rehák is married, his spouse Dana also works with the Foreign Ministry. They have 2 daughters – Magdaléna and Alžbeta. He speaks English, Russian and Portuguese and can communicate also in French, Spanish, Belarusian and Polish.
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London
25, Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QY, London, United Kingdom
Our Czech Ambassador – H.E. Libor Sečka
H.E. Libor Sečka took up his posting as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the 5th of January 2016.
H.E. Libor Sečka was born on October 8th, 1961, in the city of Znojmo, Czech Republic.
2016: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2009 – 2015: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the People´s Republic of China
2006 – 2009: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague (MFA) – European Union Section, Director-General
2003 – 2006: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Italy and Malta
2000 – 2002: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the European Union
1999 – 2000: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Mexico
1997 – 1999: Member of the Czech Republic Delegation for the Negotiations with the EU – appointed by the Government
1997 – 1999: MFA – Department of Political Relations with the EU, Director
1996: MFA – European Community Department, Head of Political Division
1995: MFA – Latin America Department
1993 – 1995: Embassy of the Czech Republic to Spain, Counsellor of Embassy – Deputy Head of the Mission
1990 – 1992: Embassy of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic to Spain, First Secretary of Embassy
1986 – 1990: MFA – European Department of Education
1980 – 1985: The Moscow Institute of International Relations, International Economic Relations, Master Degree
He is married to Mrs Sabrina Sečková and he has got three children – daughters Kateřina and Stella and son Libor.
Mr Sečka speaks fluently English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and French.
Embassy of the Czech Republic
26 – 30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QY
Switchboard: +44 (0) 207 243 7908 (Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm)
Visa Section: +44 (0) 207 243 7915 (Mon – Thu 2-4pm)
The MAFCSV would also like to give particular thanks to both the Defence Attaches’ who give a huge amount of their time and help to organise our Brookwood and Cholmondeley events.
Slovak Defence Attaché
Colonel Jan Goceliak
Czech Defence Attaché
Colonel Jiří NIEDOBA