Activities

  • 21.06.2017
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    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, on 20 June opened the 2nd meeting of the Intergovernmental Vietnamese-Slovak Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation that was held on 20 and 21 June 2017 in Bratislava. On behalf of the Vietnamese party, the meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, Hoang Quoc Vuong, who also is the head of the Vietnamese delegation.
  • 21.06.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, SARIO CEO, Robert Šimončic, and EXIMBANKA CEO, Dušan Keketi, opened the first ever Export Forum in the MFEA SR premises with the ambition to bring together the potential of Slovakia’s commercial diplomacy and the needs of Slovak business leaders. MFEA SR State Secretary Lukáš Parízek noted: “The role of the diplomacy department is to promote Slovak businesses abroad, with SARIO agency helping to organize business delegations, and EXIMBANKA being an instrument for financing certain specific projects. This allows us to effectively inter-connect the activities of state institutions with the business sector.” The Export Forum hosted 138 representatives from firms with activities in industrial areas, agriculture, services and trade and 62 economic diplomats from across the world. More than 500 negotiations were held among the state administration officials and business leaders and more than 90 bilateral meetings, with more scheduled for the two following days. This new format presents an innovative approach to improving the effectiveness of economic diplomacy.
  • 21.06.2017
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    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, met with his departmental counterpart, Michael Roth, in the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany today (21 June). During their deliberations they reiterated the ambition to establish a “structured dialogue” between Slovakia and Germany to specify cooperation areas in the joint working program by the end of the year. In that regard the state secretary noted: “We translate the political decision by Prime Minister Fico and Chancellor Angela Merkel concerning setting up systematic cooperation among selected ministries of our countries into specific steps.”
  • 20.06.2017
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    Luxembourg (20 June) – The EU General Affairs Council (GAC) focused on preparations for the European Council that will meet towards the end of the week in Brussels. The June Summit agenda includes the topics of defence and security, migration and employment growth as well as international trade. The ministers discussed the draft conclusions from the European Council on the specified topics that will be submitted to the leaders at the Thursday Summit.
  • 20.06.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, during his official visit in the Slovak Republic today (20 June). The counterparts held bilateral consultations to jointly evaluate key development-related topics of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and their parallel presence in the working agendas of the Maltese and Estonian presidencies.
  • 19.06.2017
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    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek received Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade of Vietnam, Hoang Quoc Vuong, leading the Vietnamese delegation at the 2nd meeting of the Intergovernmental Vietnamese-Slovak Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held in Bratislava on 20-21 June 2017.
  • 09.06.2017
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    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok paid visit to Norway on 8-9 June, where he met with Frank Bakke Jensen, Minister of European Economic Area (EEA) and European Affairs. They highlighted the excellent level of bilateral cooperation and especially intensive political contacts between the two countries.
  • 09.06.2017
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    Designated Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the Slovak Republic (seated in Vienna) Haytham Abdulmonem Hassa Shoja’aadin presented copies of his credentials today (9 June) to State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Ministry Lukáš Parízek.
  • 05.06.2017
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    State Secretary Lukáš Parízek received Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC), today (5 June). They talked over the most au courant OECD/DAC issues such as private sector instruments and OECD/DAC reform. "The Slovak Republic endorses the OECD/DAC activities and we wish that the reform maintains its central role in the international development architecture,” emphasized Parízek.
  • 29.05.2017
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    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received the incoming Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Slovak Republic, Luís Antonio Balduín Carneiro, today (29 May).