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Republic of Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland Ohio

Republic of Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland
Slovenian National Home
September 22, 2017

The Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode hosted a reception in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Miro Cerar Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland Ohio. Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic also attended.

In this first video, Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic and their group enters the Slovenian Home. After a welcome by MC Joe Valencic, president of the National Polka Hall of Fame, the Slovenian Chorus Fantje Na Vasi led the singing of the US and Slovenian national anthems.

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Master of Ceremonies Joe Valencic

Master of Ceremonies Joe Valencic

Singing the national anthems

Singing the national anthems


Next, Joe Valencic gave a brief history of Slovenians in Cleveland and the US and the relationship with the Republic of Slovenia.



Next, Joe Valencic introduced the evening's host Consul General Rode who spoke to the crowd.



Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode

Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode


Valencic then introduced Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic. Joe also mentioned that Slovenia is the European Basketball champion.



Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic

Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic


Next, Joe Valencic introduced Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar who spoke to the crowd.



Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar

Slovenia Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar


Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar

Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar


The Slovenian Chorus Fantje Na Vasi performed 2 songs to conclude the formal program.



Slovenian Chorus Fantje Na Vasi

Slovenian Chorus Fantje Na Vasi


Enjoying the Slovenian Choir

Enjoying the Slovenian Choir


People then enjoyed Slovenian wines and appetizers and desserts, including potica, as the mingled with the Prime Minister, Ambassador, Consul General and others.




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Enjoy these images from the event. If you can help identify anyone in the photos please let us know and we will update.

Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Police Officer

Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Police Officer


Consul General Andrej Rode and August Pust

Consul General Andrej Rode and August Pust


Joe Valencic and Tony Petkovsek

Joe Valencic and Tony Petkovsek


Consul General Andrej Rode, Prime Minister and Mrs Miroi Cerar and Councilman Mike Polensek

Consul General Andrej Rode, Prime Minister and Mrs Miro Cerar
and Councilman Mike Polensek


Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic and Phil Hrvatin

Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic and Phil Hrvatin


At the Slovenian Prime Minister event


Luka Zibelnik with Andrej Rode


Honorary Consul to Hungary (Laszlo Bojtos) and Lithuania (Ingrida Bublys with spouses and Lee Mersek

Honorary Consul to Hungary (Laszlo Bojtos) and
Lithuania (Ingrida Bublys) with spouses and Lee Mersek


Slovenian Clergy


Posing with Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Posing with Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Posing with Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Posing with Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Ladies at event for Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland


Pair at event for Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland


Group at event for Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland


Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic, Luka Zibelnik and Tony Petkovsek

Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic, Luka Zibelnik and Tony Petkovsek


Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


August Pust talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar

August Pust talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Talking with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar


Ambassador Stanislav Vidocic and Luka Zibelnik


Honorary Consuls to Hungary and Lithuania with spouses with Consul General Rode and Prime Minister Cerar

Honorary Consuls to Hungary and Lithuania with spouses with
Consul General Rode and Prime Minister Cerar


Boy in Slovenian costume

Not everyone was as excited to meet the Prime Minister


Slovenian National Home mural


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