On February 25, 2005, His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda met the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Janez Drnovsek, in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. They spoke for more than one hour and exchanged views and discussed matters of World Peace, Ecology and mutual understanding between Religions and Cultures. They both expressed the need for Multi-Cultural and Multi-Religious tolerance and understanding in the world.
On February 17, the first day of his six-day official visit to India, President of Austria Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit met with His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Maheshwarananda. His Holiness Swamiji was invited to the welcoming banquet for President Fischer and his delegation at the Embassy of Austria in New Delhi. Heinz Fischer is the first-ever head of Austria to visit India.
In Zagreb His Holiness was cordially invited to a breakfast meeting with the President of Croatia. President Mesic expressed keen interest in Swamiji's humanitarian projects and his tireless efforts for the protection of the environment and for world peace while conversing on various topics from India as well as from Croatia.