State Secretary Parízek represents SR at international ministerial conference on Middle East peace process in Paris
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, attended the international ministerial conference on the Middle East peace process on behalf of SR in Paris today (15 January). The goal of the conference, organized under the auspices of French President François Holland, was to reiterate international support for a fair, lasting and comprehensive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bratislava (2 January) – The Presidency of the Slovak Republic of the Council of the EU was successful in all regards and presented a contribution to both the EU and to Slovakia. The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Robert Fico, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Slovak Government Proxy for the Presidency, Ivan Korčok, agreed on this conclusion at the evaluation press conference at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of SR in Bratislava on Monday. “I consider the Presidency of the Council of the EU a clear success”, stated Prime Minister Fico. He reported on the favorable evaluation of the Presidency’s performance and outcomes by top officials of European institutions, member countries and European media. He identified the launch of the Bratislava process – that has started the EU’s self-reflection following Britain’s decision to leave the community – as the most important outcome of the SK PRES.
Minister Lajčák expresses condolences to his Turkish counterparts about New Year’s attack in Istanbul nightclub
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, expressed condolences to his Turkish counterparts, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Minister for EU Affairs Ömer Çelik with regard to attack at the Istanbul club Reina that claimed 39 lives and left 65 persons with injuries. Minister Lajčák strongly condemned this terrorist attack and expressed deep condolences to both counterparts: “At this difficult moment we stand on the side of the people of Turkey in our common fight against the threat of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families of the innocent victims who lost their lives in this tragedy.”
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, today (22 December) received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Evgeny Shestakov, who is visiting Slovakia upon invitation from the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy SR, Rastislav Chovanec.
Cairo (20 December) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, who was representing Slovakia at the ministerial meeting of the European Union and the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo on Tuesday called for tighter cooperation between these two groupings in addressing regional and global problems. The beginning of the discussion between the 28 EU member states and 21 LAS members was marked by the most recent attacks on civilians in Berlin, the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara and the attack on the security forces in Karak, Jordan and the participants in the ministerial meeting jointly condemned the attacks.