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With the Vice President of El Salvador Óscar Ortiz.

24 July

Minister Lajčák in San Salvador speaks about democracy and sustainable development

San Salvador (24 July) – “Democracy is a fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development and should be its focal point,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at the Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies in San Salvador. Delegates from several dozen countries met in the capital city of El Salvador to discuss the interconnection of good governance and economic development in the context of accomplishing the global development goals.

With Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

20 July

EU Ministers debate Iran, Tunisia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brussels (20 July) – Almost throughout the day Monday European Foreign Affairs Ministers held negotiations on current foreign policy issues at their regular monthly Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. The Slovak Delegation was represented by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

Trhovisko v Khan Bani Saad po bombovom útoku 18. júla. zdroj: ČTK/AP/Karim Kadim. Credit: ČTK/AP/Karim Kadim.

20 July

Telegram of condolence to Baghdad

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák sent today (20 July) a telegram of condolence to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in relation to the bomb attack in the Iraqi province of Diyala last Saturday. I have learned with deep sadness and regret about the terrorist attack at the marketplace in the city of Khan Bani Saad north of Baghdad, leaving dozens of innocent people, including children, dead and many injured. This reprehensible terrorist act was committed when Iraqi people were celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The cynicism of terrorism knows no limits, did not hesitate to misuse and change moments devoted to thanks, harmony and solidarity into grieve, pain and suffering.

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17 July

Cultural and social presentation during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU

As part of the preparations of Slovakia for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic Marek Maďarič signed the Memorandum on Cooperation in Preparations of the Cultural and Social Presentation at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry in Bratislava today (17 July).

Minister Lajčák in Bratislava received the US diplomat Rudolph Perina

16 July

Minister Lajčák received the head of the US Embassy

Bratislava (16 July) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today in Bratislava received the US diplomat Rudolph Perina, who is temporarily charged with heading the US Embassy to Slovakia as charge d´affaires.

Minister Lajčák počas prejavu na plenárnom zasadnutí konferencie./Minister Lajčák gave an address at the conference plenary session.

14 July

Specific contribution of the Slovak Republic toward new global development aid

Addis Ababa – “The experience of Slovakia from its reforms in both public finance and taxes can also help developing countries,” stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in his address at the UN intergovernmental conference on development aid funding in Addis Ababa today (14 July).

At the Addis Ababa conference on development funding.

13 July

Lajčák in Addis Ababa: Sustainable development possible only through stakeholder cooperation

Addis Ababa (13 July) – Sustainable development and transformation changes in the world will be effectively achieved only through the cooperation of the governmental and non-governmental sectors, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák, who co-chaired the international round table – with several dozen countries in attendance – on global partnership in providing development aid in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

  • Budova Justus Lipsius v Bruseli/Justus Lipsius building in Brussels .ČTK/AP/Delay Jerome

    31.7.2015 | Predsedníctvo SR v Rade EÚ

    Seeking artists, architects and graphical designers to bring Slovakia to Brussels

    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic offers artists, architects and graphical designers a unique opportunity to be involved in a visual presentation of Slovakia’s first-ever presidency of the Council of the European Union and design the decoration of the Council’s premises in the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels.

  • State Secretary Igor Slobodník and M. Al-Robaiee, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq for adoption.

    28.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Slovakia wants to continue intensifying relations with Iraq

    Igor Slobodník, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met with Mohamed Hakim Abd Ali Hamza Al-Rubaiee, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Slovak Republic, today (28 July).

  • State Secretary Igor Slobodník and Sang-Hoon Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea during welcome.

    22.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Bilateral relations and economic cooperation dominate the talks of Igor Slobodník and Korean Ambassador

    Today (22 July), State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Igor Slobodník received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Slovakia Park Sang-hoon. Their ongoing working dialogue predominantly focused on reinforcing Slovak-Korean bilateral relations – including further development of the existing and significant economic cooperation.