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Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Apostolic Nuncio in Slovakia, Monsignor Giordano during welcome.

21 November

Lajčák received Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia Monsignor Giordana

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic Monsignor Mario Giordana at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (November 21, 2014). Their talks revolved around current mutual relations between the Slovak Republic and the Holy See, with a special focus on preparations for signing the agreement on mutual recognition of education certificates. „I believe that our joint efforts will help us successfully wrap up the process involving expert discussions so that the new international agreement can be ready to sign,” stated the Minister Lajčák.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Ambassador of Egypt during welcome.

21 November

Lajčák: “We believe that conditions for a systematic extension of bilateral relations will be created in post-election Egypt

The mediation role of Egypt in the Near East Peace Process, political developments in Egypt and the related impact on the security situation in the country, as well as bilateral issues – focused on the missing elements of the contractual basis between the countries – dominated the talks between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and Ambassador designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Slovakia Amr Wafik El Henawy on the occasion of presenting copies of his credentials today (November 21, 2014).

Minister Lajčák presented Goodwill Envoy awards.

20 November

Minister Lajčák presented Goodwill Envoy awards

In Bratislava today (November 20, 2014) – marking this week’s 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák presented Goodwill Envoy awards to Slovaks successful in spreading the good name of Slovakia abroad. Laureates of the 3rd year of this award are Andrea Rajňáková, a prominent expert in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy active in Singapore, Anton Zajac, co-founder and long-term executive director of the American IT firm ESET, and Netherlands-based Peter Biľak, a graphic and type designer – one the best-known in Europe in this field.

Lajčák presented symbolic check of €75,000 in Sarajevo.

18 November

Lajčák presented symbolic check of €75,000 in Sarajevo to buy vehicles for transport of dialysis patients

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák left today (November 18, 2014) for Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he will meet with political leaders in Sarajevo and Banja Luka to discuss the post-election situation in the country and relay the messages and expectations of the EU agreed on in Brussels on Monday.

M. Lajčák with Peter Balas, Head of EU Task Forcefor Ukraine.

18 November

Lajčák at the FAC in Brussels: “We need a proactive approach from EU to Ukraine focused on mediation, prevention and communication”

Evaluation of developments in Ukraine in the context of the results of the recent parliamentary elections and ongoing developments in the southeast of the country was the core topics of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (FAC) today (November 17, 2014), where the Slovak Republic was represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák.

Miroslav Lajčák welcomed Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

17 November

Lajčák met with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Klimkin in Bratislava

Today (November 16, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák welcomed Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, who is accompanying President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Bratislava.

Miroslav Lajčák during his meeting with president of Ukraine Petro Porosenko.

17 November

Lajčák at the meeting with Poroshenko: “It is in our interest that Ukraine is a strong, successful and functional democracy

Developments in southeastern Ukraine and the energy independence of the country – including gas supplies – as well as relations between Kiev and Moscow were the core topics of the meeting of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (November 15, 2014) with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko who arrived in Slovakia as a guest at the V4 and Germany presidential meeting.