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Farewell reception for Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium by Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry

Farewell reception for Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium by Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry

26.7.2018 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |

Today (26 July), State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received at the ministry Willem van der Voorde, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Slovak Republic, with official residence in Vienna at the occasion of the coming completion of the ambassador’s mission.
 

State Secretary Parízek thanked Ambassador van der Voorde for his contribution to the fostering of the relations between Slovakia and Belgium and also appreciated bilateral collaboration between the two countries.
 

Both partners specifically emphasized the steady level of cooperation in the economic area and the growth in Belgian investments in Slovakia, mostly in the automotive industry. “In addition to the bilateral relations, Slovakia – as the country presiding over the V4 group – wishes to organize a meeting of the V4 and Benelux countries with the aim to enhance inter-regional cooperation and foster strategic dialogue on current European issues,” stated Parízek.
 

Apart from the economic dimension, the partners evaluated the perspective of collaboration in the multilateral area, particularly within the V4 + Benelux framework during Slovakia’s upcoming presidency of the Visegrad group, as part of which Slovakia would like to establish dialogue about current European themes.
 

In conclusion, State Secretary Parízek confirmed the ongoing interest on the part of the Slovak Republic to facilitate an official visit from King Phillippe of Belgium to Slovakia.