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Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mauro Vieir.

26 March

Minister Lajčák in Brazil: Revitalising contacts and a specific new investment in Slovakia

Brazil (26 March) – Slovakia and Brazil will intensify their political dialogue as well as cooperation on economic projects. This was agreed on by the foreign ministers of both countries during their talks in the capital city Brasília. “Our relations have significant untapped potential and there is willingness to use that potential by both parties,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, after the talks with his departmental counterpart Mauro Vieira, the country’s Vice-President Michel Temer, and with parliamentarians. This was the first visit in 17 years by a Slovak foreign minister to the largest country in South America.

Ilustračné foto/Illustration photo: ČTK

24 March

Minister Lajčák sends telegram of condolences regarding the air tragedy in the French Alps

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (24 March) sent telegrams of condolences to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany and to José Manuel García-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, regarding the victims of the crash of an Airbus 320 plane in the French Alps, with 148 people on board.

Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank Walter Steinmeier during an official visit.

23 March

V4 + Germany: Ministerial meeting in Slovakia on Ukraine, the Balkans and energy

Bratislava (23 March) – The situation in Ukraine, the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership countries and energy security were the topics of today’s discussions by foreign ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries and Germany in Bratislava. Germany is one of the major strategic partners of the V4 countries and holds consultations with the V4 on a regular basis.

Minister M. Lajčák signed  with his partner I. Lukšić the Protocol between the Governments.

19 March

Montenegro can depend on Slovak assistance on its way to the EU and NATO

Podgorica (19 March) – “Montenegro faces many challenging tasks in its integration process but in accomplishing those tasks the country can rely on clear support from Slovakia,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, during his visit in Podgorica. Minister Lajčák held talks in Montenegro on Wednesday and Thursday with the country’s President Filip Vujanović, Speaker of the Parliament Ranko Krivokapić, Prime Minister Milo Djukanović, and with his departmental counterpart Igor Lukšić as well as with Interior Minister Raško Konjević and Deputy Prime Minister Duško Marković.

Zásah polície počas teroristického útoku v tuniskom hlavnom meste/Rescue workers pull an empty stretcher after gunmen opened fire at the Bardo museum in Tunisia's capital.(kredit: ČTK/AP/Ali Ben Salah).

19 March

Statement by MFEA SR on the terrorist attack in Tunisia

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA SR) strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Tunisia in which 20 people from various countries lost their lives and many more suffered injuries. This deplorable act shows contempt of the fundamental right to human life. The Slovak Republic supports the people of Tunisia and the country’s political leaders in their efforts to establish tolerance and democracy, as were shown in the last elections, and believes the country will not let the tragedy intimidate it. MFEA SR assures the international community that Slovakia will continue cooperating in the fight against every form of terrorism. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic expresses condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims.

 M. Lajčák festively unveiled a large-size painting by Ján Glózik.

18 March

Minister Lajčák unveils painting by Kovačica naive artist Glózik and presents a Silver Plaque

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, festively unveiled a large-size painting commemorating 1150 years since the arrival of St. Cyril and St. Methodius in the premises of the diplomacy department today (18 March), painted by Ján Glózik, a naive artist from Kovačica, Serbia, who worked on the picture for 15 months and presented it to the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad.

Ilustračné foto/Illustration photo: © European Council

16 March

Minister Lajčák at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Brussels (16 March) – The relationships of the European Union with Africa, migration issues, the situation in Libya and preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit were discussed by foreign ministers of the 28 European Union member states in their regular meeting in Brussels today. Slovakia was represented by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. From Slovakia’s view, he pointed out another two important topics, namely the nomination of a new EU Special Representative for Central Asia and opening the avenue for implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Peter Burian received Carmen María Gallardo de Hernández, Ambassador Designate of the Republic of El Salvador to the Slovak Republic.

    26.3.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Salvádor

    State Secretary Burian receives Ambassador Designate of Republic of El Salvador

    Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received today (26 March 2015) Carmen María Gallardo de Hernández, Ambassador Designate of the Republic of El Salvador to the Slovak Republic, resident in Vienna, on the occasion of presentation of copies of her credentials.

  • Peter Javorčík, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held working consultations with Michael Linhart, Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs

    25.3.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Rakúsko

    State Secretary Javorčík in Austria for bilateral consultations

    Peter Javorčík, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held working consultations with Michael Linhart, Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, and Stefan Pehringer, European Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, today (25 March).

  • State Secretary Peter Burian and John lomo, Director of Development Cooperation Directorate of the OECD for adoption.

    24.3.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko v OECD

    Lomøy of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate discusses Slovakia’s aid program with State Secretary Burian

    Jon Lomøy, Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), visited Slovakia today (24 March) upon an invitation from Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and participated in the regular meeting of the Coordination Committee for Slovak Official Development Assistance.