On 25 May 2018, Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Alexey Fedotov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation. Their discussion focused on bilateral cooperation in the political and economic areas as well as important current events in the international arena.
Statement of Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on results of investigation into tragic flight MH-17
Slovakia takes the findings of the Joint Investigation Team’s investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine on 17 July 2014 with all due seriousness. We expect that responsibility will be drawn for this barbaric act that cost the lives of 298 people.
Today (24 May), Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, received in the premises of the ministry, Leszek Soczewica, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Polish Republic to the Slovak Republic, with seat in Bratislava, in recognition of the upcoming end of his mission in Slovakia.
Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met today (24 May) at the ministry with Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Their discussion focused on the current level of bilateral relations, cooperation in the area of defence, current developments in the Central European and EU regions as well as other international political issues, including trade relations, Iran, and developments in the Near East. “Slovakia fully shares the EU position on the nuclear agreement. It is in our common interest that Iran fulfils its commitments and that is why we wish that this agreement is retained. On the other hand, the whole debate on Iran is of a much wider scope and should not be limited only to the issue of the US withdrawing from the nuclear agreement. We should not be focusing only on differing positions of the United States and EU in this debate but also reflect upon what unites us in this matter. With the United States, we have a very similar perception of Iran’s activities in the Near East and its ongoing ballistic missile programme. The point now is that we need to mutually agree on how to prevent Iran from becoming the owner of a nuclear weapon,“ said Korčok.
On 23 May 2018, Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received a delegation of Azerbaijan members of parliament led by co-chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Group of Slovak-Azerbaijan Friendship, Shamsuddin H. Hajiyev.