Today (18 February 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took part in the regular meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. Prior to the FAC meeting, the Minister met with Pavlo Klimikin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, to discuss the current developments in the country in the context of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections and the current state of Russian-Ukrainian relations.
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák met today (17 February 2019) with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin ahead of tomorrow’s discussion on Ukraine at the EU Foreign Affairs Council. Following up on his visit to Ukraine earlier this year, Minister Lajčák suggested a range of concrete measures to ease the humanitarian consequences of the crisis in and around Ukraine for the people most affected by it.
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, used the second day of his participation at the Munich Security Conference to take part in a series of bilateral meetings with his partners. Less than one week after the visit of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in Bratislava, the minister met today (17 February 2019) with Fiona Hill, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on the president’s National Security Council staff.
Today (16 February 2019), in the framework of the 55th Year of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic took part in four discussion forums and the same number of bilateral meetings. The panel and interactive discussions focused on the current situation in Ukraine, primarily in the context of this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections, on security in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, and on the role that the European Union should play globally in the future. The discussions were specifically relevant in terms of the current chairmanship of the Slovak Republic in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Today (14 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, received Shri Vanlalhuma, the Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of India to Slovakia, on the occasion of the presentation of the ambassador’s credentials. The partners commented on the friendly nature of the bilateral relations between the two countries, discussed the prospects for their further development, and confirmed a high level of political dialogue, substantiated by last year’s working visit of India’s Foreign Minister M. J. Akbar in Slovakia.