František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, received today (15 November) Andrew Garth, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to discuss the current developments in the talks regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Today (14 November 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic engaged in talks with his US counterpart Michael R. Pompeo, in Washington D.C. The ministers discussed a wide range of issues in the area of foreign policy and security which currently resonate not only in Europe but also in the American political milieu. They also agreed that the level and dynamics of bilateral cooperation have generated tangible results in the form of several joint projects and activities. Minister Lajčák informed his American partner about the state of fulfilment of the Wales NATO Summit commitments and described the current state of modernisation projects of the Slovak Armed Forces. “What connects us with the United States is a very close cooperation in increasing the quality and complementarity of the operational capability of the Slovak Armed Forces, and also the active engagement in the protection of the NATO Eastern flank”, the Head of the Slovak diplomacy concluded in this regard. Michael Pompeo highlighted Slovakia’s contribution to the international missions in Afghanistan and Iraq that focus on the fight against terrorism.
Today (November 14) in Washington D.C., Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding between the US administration acting through the USAID Development Agency and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Republic has thus become the first of the former recipient countries of the American development aid in the region of Central and Southeastern Europe with whom the US Administration has signed such an agreement. By signing the memorandum, both countries launched practical cooperation via joint projects in the region of the Western Balkans and countries of the Eastern Partnership.
State Secretary František Ružička meets with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation and the Ambassador of Hungary
Today (November 13, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs received Alexej Fedotov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Slovakia. During the meeting, both parties highlighted the development of bilateral cooperation with emphasis on the areas of education and culture.
Today (November 13, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs received Renata Alt, Member of the Bundestag for the FDP party who also chairs the Parliamentary Friendship Group for relations with Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.