Minister - Activities

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    19.08.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Poverovacie listiny
    The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received today (19 August 2019) Bridget Brink, the new Ambassador of the USA, who presented him with copies of her credentials during the introductory meeting.
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    09.08.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí |
    A sculpture was dedicated to Peter, Marián and Anton Šťastný – the legendary hockey trio –in the City of Quebec.
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    18.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák gave a closing address yesterday (17 July 2019) in Washington as one of the keynote speakers at the conference entitled “The United States and Central Europe: Celebrating Europe Whole and Free, Building the Next Century Together” organized by the renowned think-tank Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC.
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    18.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN | Ľudské práva
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (18 July 2019) gave an address at the second annual ministerial conference on religious freedom in Washington, where he arrived at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State. The identification of concrete steps to prevent persecution based on faith and to strengthen respect for religious belief is one of the new initiatives of the administration of US President Donald Trump. This has been the biggest ministerial event on this topic so far with more than a hundred delegations in attendance.
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    18.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra
    BRATISLAVA, 18 July 2019 - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák welcomed the new recommitment to an unlimited ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, starting from 21 July at 00 hrs. 01 min. (Kyiv time), as agreed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group held in Minsk on 17 July.
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    17.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák held talks in New York today (17 July 2019) with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the current President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, as well as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President-elect of the upcoming 74th session and two other former Presidents – Joseph Deiss and Peter Thomson (of the 65th and 71st sessions respectively).
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    15.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR a EÚ | Slovensko a Európska únia
    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, attended the regular session of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the European Union in Brussels today (15 July 2019). The ministers launched their agenda today with a discussion on Iran, including the current situation concerning the Iranian nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPoA) and the question of Teheran’s meeting its respective commitments. They also analyzed the tensions in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. “We are interested in preserving the JCPOA and call upon Iran to adhere to its provisions since it is an important element in regional and global security,” emphasized Minister Lajčák; he also expressed the hope that Germany, France and Great Britain would succeed in achieving a solution such that Teheran does not withdraw from the deal. The head of Slovak diplomacy also drew attention to the importance and irreplaceability of the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the entire process.
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    10.07.2019
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    Bilateral relations in the context of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as well as the challenges for the Slovak chairmanship in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and also global issues -- these were the themes of the talks of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Wang Yi, State Advisor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China, who arrived today (10 July) to pay a working visit to the Slovak Republic. In their discussion, the ministers followed up on the most recent visit of Miroslav Lajčák in Beijing in April of this year. "China represents one of the key actors in the area of international policy. We are interested in maintaining a dialogue with you, in line with the EU policies and based on the One China Principle. We wish for friendly relations and a dialogue at the highest level based on mutual respect,” emphasized the chief Slovak diplomat.
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    09.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Multilateralism, conflict prevention, the use of accessible instruments for conflict resolution and the need for dialogue – these were, according to Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, the main themes of the informal meeting of the representatives of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which ended today (July 9) in Štrbské Pleso.
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    08.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra
    Today (8 July), more than 20 foreign ministers and 11 state secretaries from OSCE participating states met at Štrbské Pleso. “It is my honour to welcome my partners from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to the High Tatras, and to discuss current issues with them,” said Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Lajčák opened the meeting with an informal dinner and two bilateral talks with his partners from Sweden and Kazakhstan. After tonight’s dinner accompanied by informal discussions, the meeting of ministers will continue tomorrow with plenary sessions. The informal meeting is one of the most important events of Slovakia’s OSCE chairmanship and is subtitled From Past Activities to Future Prevention: OSCE’s Place in Guaranteeing Stability in Europe and Beyond Its Borders. According to the Slovak Foreign Minister, the discussion will focus on areas Slovakia has identified as the priorities of its OSCE chairmanship. “The areas include prevention and conflict resolution, effective multilateralism, and the OSCE’s relevance in the world today,” Lajčák said.