OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Media Freedom Representative mark one year since Ján Kuciak’s murder in Slovakia, call for justice and end to impunity
VIENNA, 20 February 2019 – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today marked the shocking murder of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová one year ago.
Today (19 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) met with his Russian counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov. The main topics of the meeting were the current items on the agenda of the Slovak chairmanship of the OSCE and its endeavour to strengthen the role of the organisation in the sphere of conflict resolution.
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.