State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Amb. Peter Burian was appointed the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic in April, 2012. Amb. Peter Burian graduated in Oriental studies at St. Petersburg´s University and in Diplomatic studies at Moscow University. He entered the service of the Czechoslovak Foreign ministry in 1983 and became the Deputy Head of Mission of the Czechoslovak Republic in Beirut, Lebanon. Following the breakup of Czechoslovakia on 1st January 1993, he was appointed Chargé d'affaires at the newly independent Slovakia's Embassy in Washington, D.C. and shortly after, Deputy Chief of Mission. In 1999, he was appointed the Chief of the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to NATO in Brussels. In 2003, he was in charge of the preparations for the Slovakia´s membership in the U.N. Security council. He was also Slovakia's Permanent representative to the UN from 22 December 2004 to November 2008. He was serving as the Slovak Ambassador to the US from 2008 to 2012.