- 24.03.2017| Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
Lajčák in New York on disarmament as well as innovative communications vis-à-vis UN goals geared towards the publicThe disarmament priorities focused on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Iran and its nuclear program, North Korea, US-UN relations especially with regard to the role of the United States in the global politics, as well as the need for creating a functioning framework of effective international treaties, verification mechanisms and methods featured in the meeting held in New York today (24 March) between Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and High Representative of UN Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo. The head of Slovak diplomacy on Thursday gave an address at the UN within a high-level event on climate change.
- 23.03.2017| Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
Supporting the work of and contributing to the solutions set forth by the UN General Assembly in core issues like climate change and its impact on the environment, economy and security dominated the address given by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák at the High-level Action Event on climate change at the UN in New York today (23 March). The event, organized by Chairman of the 71st UN General Assembly Peter Thomson, serves to reinforce synergies between the two mutually interlinked topics: climate change and sustainable development.
- 22.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
Lajčák at the meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh: “The military action must go hand in hand with political process geared toward reconciliation”At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a meeting of 68 members of the Global Coalition against Daesh was held today (22 March) in the US capital, Washington, D.C., where the Slovak Republic was represented by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák. The meeting focused on discussing further priorities of the Coalition in all five dimensions of its efforts so as to make use of the current situation when Daesh is under pressure and on the defensive in all fronts.
- 17.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
The Visegrad Four is a grouping pragmatically promoting the interests of its members. Central Europe is nowadays – due to the EU membership, as well as the V4 activities – politically stable and prosperous, with the focus on protection of national and regional interests. This has been said by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Vienna today (17 March) at the meeting with regional Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Sweden. Lajčák gave an address as a guest of honor at the meeting attended by the Swedish ambassadors active in the V4 countries, on the invitation of the Swedish Ambassador to the Slovak Republic (based in Vienna) Helen Eduards.
- 16.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
Discussing the EU future and the security threats at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak RepublicDevelopments in the European Union and current security threats were the main topics on the agenda of the 17th Annual Review Conference on Foreign and European Policy of the Slovak Republic in 2016 held at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic on Thursday (16 March). Minister Miroslav Lajčák described 2017 to be a breakthrough year when the future of Europe can be decided. In this context he went on to talk about increased tension, loss of respect, non-compliance with international law, power politics, as well as the increase of nationalism and extremism as threats currently. As he underlined, terrorism changes our everyday life and thinking, even though we do not want to openly admit it, putting democratic systems in some states under enormous pressure. According to the Minister, Slovakia appreciates that the European Commission contributed to the discussion and submitted the White Book with five scenarios for further development of the European Union. “This means that it is not a Bible or that we have to vote for one of these scenarios. It is clear that the result will be an intersection,” he said, adding that Slovakia wants to be at the core of integration and to adhere to the values of the European Union at all costs.
- 16.03.2017| Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Lívia Klausová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Slovakia, at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (16 March), and spoke about bilateral cooperation also in light of the upcoming candidacies to international organizations. The Minister appreciated the above standard bilateral relations the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic enjoy, visible in a range of joint activities, such as joint government sessions, joint planning of events to commemorate the historic events in 2018, cooperation in economic and social area in the tripartite platform, but also in defense, where an agreement on mutual protection of air space has been signed recently.
- 15.03.2017| Aktivity ministra | Ministerstvo pre podnikateľov | Rada vlády SR na podporu exportu a investícií
At the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, the first 2017 session of the Slovak Government for Export and Investments Promotion was held today (15 March). The meeting was jointly led by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and State Secretary of the Economy Ministry Rastislav Chovanec.
- 15.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
The memorial state medal of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the 25th anniversary of its independence was presented to Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (15 March) by Ambassador of Kazakhstan (based in Prague) Serzhan Abdykarimov.
- 14.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák welcomed the renowned Czech expert in international law Václav Mikulka at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (14 March) to thank him for his expert cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Ministry, especially for his contribution during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU in the latter half of 2016.
- 14.03.2017| Aktivity ministra
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain Félix Valdés during his farewell visit today (14 March). Talking to him, the Minister highly appreciated his five-year mission and the engagement in developing bilateral relations, not only politically but also in the economic sphere: Valdés helped launch several investment projects in Slovakia including construction and operation of the highway segments, supplying automotive industry and others. As the Minister recalled, we are also cooperating with Spain in education, culture and sport. He added that this cooperation should be institutionalized once the Cooperation Program is signed at the next appropriate occasion.