Štátny tajomník MZVEZ SR František Ružička prijal mimoriadneho a splnomocneného veľvyslanca USA Adama H. Sterlinga pri príležitosti ukončenia jeho diplomatickej misie na Slovensku
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Ružička Receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, Adam H. Sterling, on the Occasion of the Conclusion of His Diplomatic Mission to Slovakia
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs František Ružička received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States, Adam H. Sterling, on the occasion of the conclusion of his almost three-year diplomatic mission to Slovakia today (28 June 2019).
The meeting affirmed the extraordinary character of bilateral relations between our countries. “Relations between the Slovak Republic and the United States of America have many different forms: we are geostrategic allies, and political and economic partners. Our relations are based on the principle of equal perception and sharing of the common values of pluralistic democracy, protection, and respect of fundamental freedoms and the rule of law,” the State Secretary asserted during the meeting.
Ambassador Sterling especially appreciated and acknowledged the joint declaration of the Slovak Republic's top constitutional representatives on 27 June on the priorities of Slovakia's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which clearly confirmed Slovakia's anchored position.
Ružička expressed gratitude to Ambassador Sterling for developing Slovak-American relations in political, military and strategic, economic, and cultural areas. He also highlighted cooperation between Slovakia and the US in international organizations and multilateral forums.
The State Secretary and Ambassador Sterling concurred on the growing importance of strategic communication. In this context Ružička stated “We need to continue to communicate our value orientation to our citizens through open, honest and genuine discussions. One effective tool for doing so are the #MYSMEEU or #MYSMENATO dialogues, which should continue in the future. For this reason too, the sector of diplomacy has noted positively the campaigns of the American embassy in various Slovak cities.”