The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Athens
The Centre for Slovak as a Foreign Language of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava (Studia Academica Slovaca) organizes the 53rd Summer School of the Slovak Language and Culture 2017.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, received Maria Louisa Marinakis, the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the Slovak Republic, today (17 January). The partners in the meeting made a positive evaluation of the lasting friendly bilateral relations between their countries and discussed timely foreign policy developments, with special focus on the area of European policies.
Another two contributions with which the Slovak Republic meets the idea of flexible solidarity to the countries affected by the migration crisis were delivered to Greece and Serbia in recent days.
Bratislava (29 September) – Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the copies of credentials from the new Ambassador of Greece, Maria Louisa Marinakis. Minister Lajčák noted during the discussion with the Ambassador that she is starting her mission in Slovakia at a busy time, amidst the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and when Slovakia-Greece relations are experiencing high contact intensity. Minister Lajčák informed Ambassador Marinakis about the most recent events under the Slovak Presidency that were held in Bratislava and emphasized that Slovakia’s key principle for the Presidency activities is maintaining and strengthening European unity that, according to him, has to be present also in addressing the migrant crisis, the major challenge that the EU is now facing.
Bratislava (12 September) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received Greek Ambassador Nicolas Plexidas in Bratislava today on the occasion of his mission ending in Slovakia. Minister Lajčák stated that Ambassador Plexidas was executing his mandate in the Slovak Republic during difficult times both for the European Union and Greece, which has been facing the impacts of the financial and migration crisis. Despite this, Slovak-Greek relations maintained their constructive atmosphere. As well, Ambassador Plexidas´s work helped contribute to strengthening the trust and traditionally friendly relations between Slovakia and Greece. The quality of these relations is also reflected in the intensive contacts of foreign affairs ministers of both countries. Minister Lajčák has already visited Greece three times this year – most recently at the end of last week, when he attended the Rhodes regional European-Arab conference on security in the eastern Mediterranean at the invitation of his counterpart Nikos Kotzias.