Our Embassies

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. Róbert ONDREJCSÁK

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Mr. Ondrejcsák was a Director of the Institute for Security and Defence Studies at the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic (2004 – 2005) and worked as an advisor to the Vice-Chair of the SVK National Council for foreign and security policy (2003-2004). Earlier Mr. Ondrejcsák was an analyst at the NATO Section of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic and worked at the Slovak Strategic Studies Centre.

In 2007-2010 Mr. Ondrejcsák was a director of the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) and before – in 2005-2007 – Deputy Chief of Mission, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Hungary.

In 2010-2012 he was holding the position of the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

Previously Mr. Ondrejcsák founded and was a director, of the Strategic Policy Institute (STRATPOL) and for more than four years as a director of non-profit organization – Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA).

Róbert Ondrejcsák studied politics, history, and philosophy, and earned PhD degree from the International Relations. From September 2016 he serves as a State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

In December 2020 he was made Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the United Kingdom.

Other professional and public activities

University lecturer at Comenius University and Matej Bel University (Slovakia) – international security studies, strategies, geopolitics, European and Trans-Atlantic security architecture; lectures at various universities worldwide (EU, UK, Japan, USA).

Public figure and opinion-maker in Slovakia – strong advocate of Slovakia´s European and Transatlantic orientation, fight against extremism, support to freedom, democracy, and human rights.

Head of a number of capacity building multinational projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina in the field of international relations, security policy.

Awards

Awardee, Bundeswehr Cross of Honour in Gold, granted for supporting European and Trans-Atlantic cooperation

 

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London
25, Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QY, London, United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 2073136470
Fax: +44 2073136481
Email: emb.london@mzv.sk
https://www.mzv.sk/web/londyn-en

 

 

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H.E Marie Chatardová

New Czech Ambassador to London as of October 2021

Was born in Znojmo, Czech Republic and before her new appointment she was the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations.

She has a Doctor of Law from Faculty of Law, Masaryk University (Brno) and has been an Ambassador since 2008.

Her recent professional career includes:

2016 – Present

  • Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York
  • July 2017 – July 2018 – President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)
  • 2019 – Vice-Chairman of the UNICEF Bureau
  • 14 May – 15 May 2019 – Co-Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
  • 2020 – 2021 Member of the Preparatory Bureau of the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5)

 

2010 – 2016

  • Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of France
  • Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Principality of Monaco
  • Permanent Delegate of the Czech Republic to the International Organization of the Francophonie
  • Permanent Delegate of the Czech Republic to UNESCO (2013 – 2016)
  • Chair of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations UNESCO (2013 – 2015)

She has also been Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Sweden.

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)
E-mail: london@embassy.mzv.cz
https://www.mzv.cz/london/en/about_us/how_to_find_us_1.html

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. 

 

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)
E-mail: london@embassy.mzv.cz
https://www.mzv.cz/london/en/about_us/how_to_find_us_1.html

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 Vladimír Stolárik

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Czech Defence Attaché

Brigadier General Vratislav Beran

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