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20 October

Lajčák at the ECFR meeting in Luxembourg on Ukraine, energy and relations with Russia

Heading the Slovak delegation at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) meeting in Luxembourg, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák started his program through his participation at the round table of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU today (October 20, 2014). The round table focused on developments in Ukraine, with a special emphasis on energy. EU foreign affairs ministers and ambassadors of selected EU member countries discussed ways to help Ukraine decrease its dependence on Russian energy supplies, especially through the reform of the Ukrainian energy sector. In this regard, Lajčák recalled the Slovak contribution to diversification of energy supplies to Ukraine.

With the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Philippines Alberto del Rosario.

17 October

Lajčák at ASEM Summit in Milan: “We see plenty of unused potential in our mutual relations with the Philippines”

A meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Philippines Alberto del Rosario kicked off the agenda of the second day of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan today (October 17, 2014). The agenda was aimed at restoring the bilateral political dialogue, which has stagnated recently.

Family foto ASEM./Family Foto ASEM.

16 October

Lajčák at ASEM Summit in Milan: “The need for diversification of energy resources has never been so acute as today”

We are witnessing a global energy revolution characterized by the hunt for new resources, escalating energy prices, investments slowing down; but mainly by the emerging challenges related to the misuse of energy supplies for applying political pressure. Therefore, we must see energy security as a key priority requiring our lasting interest. This was said today (October 16, 2014) by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in his address at the plenary session during the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan, where he heads the delegation of the Slovak Republic.

M. Lajčák gave an address at the Development and Democracy conference.

16 October

Lajčák presented surgeon Juraj Benca with SlovakAid prize

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic gave an address at the Development and Democracy conference organized by the Ministry in cooperation with Pontis Foundation in the Austria Trend Hotel in Bratislava today (October 15, 2014).

Minister M. Lajčák opened Slovak-Austrian Economic Forum in Bratislava.

14 October

Lajčák opened Slovak-Austrian Economic Forum in Bratislava

“The cooperation of our countries has never been better. This is obvious at the top political level, as well as in several partnerships between citizens, businessmen, as well as in culture, education, as well as at the civil society level. The Austrian companies in our country are active not only in banking, insurance and construction, but also in small and medium-sized business.

10th anniversary of the event Development Day entitled For the Life in a More Fair World.

14 October

Lajčák: “I expect we will succeed in explaining the purpose of development cooperation to the wider public”

In Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall) in Bratislava today (October 14, 2014), an exhibition of the activities realized by organizations that have long been active in less-developed parts of the world is held through which we recall how Slovakia helps in other countries that need our help. At the jubilee 10th anniversary of the event entitled Development Day - For the Life in a More Fair World, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák also gave an improvised interview.

Miroslav Lajčák officially christened the English and Bosnian versions of the book on Sarajevo by M. Mojžita and P. Demeš.

14 October

Miroslav Lajčák christened the book of Mojžita and Demeš on Sarajevo

In the Palugyay Palace today (October 14, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák officially christened the English and Bosnian versions of the book on Sarajevo: Waiting for Swallows by Miroslav Mojžita, a former Slovak diplomat and at that time the first Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the photographs by Pavol Demeš, a former Minister of International Relations of the Slovak Republic and the advisor to the current head of Slovak diplomacy.

  • P. Javorčík during talks with Andrejs Pildegovičs Photo: Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry

    17.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Litva | Lotyšsko

    State Secretary Javorčík on working visit to Latvia and Lithuania

    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Javorčík held talks with Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister for European Union Affairs Alise Balode and State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry Andrejs Pildegovičs during his working visit to the Republic of Latvia (October 15-16, 2014).

  • State Secretary Burian on NATO’s future at the expert conference in Bratislava.

    15.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a NATO

    State Secretary Burian on NATO’s future at the expert conference in Bratislava

    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian gave an address at the NATO 2020: Alliance Renewed conference in Bratislava today (October 14, 2014). At the conference, prominent experts in foreign and security policy met to discuss current issues and challenges vis-à-vis the future of the North Atlantic Alliance.

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    15.10.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    State Secretary Burian opened the annual Slovak development cooperation conference “Development and Democracy”

    State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Peter Burian – along with Lenka Surotchak, Pontis Foundation executive director – opened the international conference “Development and Democracy” in Bratislava today (October 15, 2014).