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Minister Miroslav Lajčák with representatives of the successful Slovak startup Droppie.

24 April

Slovak modern technologies showcased in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, California (23 April) – Opening the first ever joint presentation of start-ups from the Visegrad Four (V4) in the American Silicon Valley and meeting with representatives of the telecom giant AT&T marked the beginning of a two-day visit of Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in the most populous US state, California.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Slovakia and United Arab Emirates.

22 April

SR and the United Arab Emirates deepen their economic cooperation

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Bratislava today (22 April) signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Slovak Republic (SR) and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on establishing a SR-UAE Joint Economic Committee.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Tebogo J. Around Ambassador of South Africa for adoption.

21 April

First official visit by new Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa

Bratislava (21 April) - Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Tebogo Joseph Seokolo, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Africa to SR, resident in Vienna. Both partners stated a positive trend in mutual relations, as also attested by the successfully developing economic cooperation and the growing commercial exchange. Minister Lajčák emphasized Slovakia’s interest in further intensifying bilateral contacts.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Ambassador to Australia David Stuart during welcome.

21 April

Minister Lajčák and Ambassador of Australia discuss upcoming May visit

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Bratislava today (21 April) received David Gordon Stuart, Ambassador of Australia for Slovakia, resident in Vienna, to discuss current cooperation between both countries as well as the planned official visit of Minister Lajčák to Australia next month.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and G. Kent, coordinator of the European Section of the US Department of combating corruption during welcome.

21 April

Minister Lajčák: Combatting corruption – an important component of EU’s home and foreign policies

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received in Bratislava today (April 21) George Kent, the US State Department's Senior Anti-Corruption Coordinator, who is on a visit to Slovakia to discuss coordination of anti-corruption and transparency activities between Slovakia and the United States with SR government officials. The visit is an integral part of the American government’s initiative to assist in combatting corruption and in promoting the development of transparent state administrations in the Central and Eastern European region.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Mladen Ivanić, chair of the collective presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

20 April

Intensive deliberations by the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

“The European Union must stop the deaths of innocent migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and Slovakia is prepared to display solidarity and participate in finding a pan-European solution to the issue of migration,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, after the extraordinary joint deliberations of interior and foreign ministers of the EU member countries in Luxembourg today (20 April).

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Mladen Ivanić, chair of the collective presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

20 April

Minister Lajčák: BiH has a chance to re-join the European integration stream

Luxembourg (20 April) - Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met with Mladen Ivanić, chair of the collective presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on the side of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) meeting in Luxembourg today. This was their first meeting since Ivanić assumed the rotating office as the head BiH in November 2014.

  • A training course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) for experts from the Visegrad Four (V4) countries and Ukraine.

    22.4.2015 | Aktivity ministerstva | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a V4

    V4 and Ukraine experts discuss Security Sector Reform

    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in cooperation with the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) within the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), organized a training course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) for experts from the Visegrad Four (V4) countries and Ukraine today (22 April). The aim of the event was to present knowledge of reform and management of security institutions to make them more effective and transparent, to experts from the diplomacy, defence, interior, justice and other departments from the V4 countries and from Ukraine. The training course also offered opportunities for discussions of the reform processes in the V4 countries and in Ukraine.

  • Zasadnutie Pracovnej skupiny pre koordinovanú prezentáciu Slovenska v zahraničí/ Meeting of the Working Group for Coordinated Presentation of Slovakia Abroad .

    21.4.2015 | Aktivity ministra | Branding Slovenska

    Meeting of the Working Group for Coordinated Presentation of Slovakia Abroad

    The Working Group for Coordinated Presentation of Slovakia Abroad held its 7th meeting in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic today (21 April) to discuss the key topic, namely the process of preparation of the content and visual identity of Slovakia’s brand and a uniform visual identity for the state administration.

  • State Secretary Peter Javorčík at the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg.

    21.4.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a Európska únia

    Migration dominates GAC with participation of State Secretary Javorčík

    Following up yesterday’s joint meeting of foreign and interior ministers in Luxembourg, there was a meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC) on the issue of migration in Luxembourg today (21 April). Slovakia was represented by Peter Javorčík, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.