On the 13th of January 2020, the Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Ferdinand DAŇO, received Mr Emad ORFALY, the Consul of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic based in Vienna at his own request. The consul was accompanied by the President of the Slovak-Syrian Chamber of Commerce and Culture, Ing. Dr. Ali ASSAD, PhD. The Consul handed over a letter from the Rector of the University of Damascus to the Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava. As it was his first visit to Slovakia, our guest was interested in the academic cooperation of the UE in Bratislava with university institutions in Syria, where he expressed his readiness to support its development as much as possible. Between 2017 and 2019, a mobility project was implemented at the University of Economics in Bratislava under the Erasmus + Key Action 107 program with Tishreen University in Latakia. Boris MATTOŠ, the Vice-Rector for International Relations, informed our guest about the international cooperation.