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Characteristics of the Activities

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic forms a part of the executive power in the Slovak Republic.

It is responsible for the development of relations with other states and co-operation with multi-national and international organisations, in particular in the area of foreign and security policy, bilateral relations, economic co-operation, culture, science, technology, and education.

The Ministry co-ordinates activities of state authorities oriented on the Slovak Republic's integration into European Union and North-Atlantic Alliance. It is responsible for conducting the foreign policy itself and the fulfillment of the Government's Policy Statement in the field of foreign policy, the priorities of which include Slovakia's integration into OECD, NATO and EU, development of relations with neighbouring countries and regional co-operation.

The Ministry's tasks also include monitoring and creation of international treaties and the monitoring of the observance of human rights including rights of persons belonging to national minorities. In recent years, the Ministry also operates in areas such as conflict prevention and peacekeeping in crisis regions.

Not least, the Ministry looks after the observance of the rights of Slovak citizens abroad and presents and spreads information about Slovakia abroad.