Minister - Activities

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    06.12.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    In Bratislava, a two-day meeting of the 26th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was concluded. At its end, Slovakia symbolically handed over the chair to Albania, which starting in January 2020 will hold the chairmanship for a period of one year.
  • 04.12.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a NATO
    Today, Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took part in the NATO Summit in London (3-4 December 2019). The delegation of the Slovak Republic at the meeting of the heads of state and government was led by President Zuzana Čaputová.
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    02.12.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a V4
    Today (November 2, 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic took part in the meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs of the Visegrad Group which took place at the invitation of the Czech Presidency-in-Office, in Prague.
  • 29.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    With his visit to Ukraine (28-29 November 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic ended his series of visits this year in his capacity of the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The main item on the agenda of the Slovak minister in Ukraine was to see the restored bridge in the Luhanska Station, where he went together with the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Jehor Bozhok. Miroslav Lajčák expressed Slovakia’s full support for Ukrainian independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders. “Ukraine is our biggest neighbour, and we sincerely wish there to be peace in your country, which is a prerequisite for stability in Europe,” emphasized the chief Slovak diplomat and the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. He also acknowledged the effort of President Volodymyr Zelensky in his aim to achieve peace in the occupied territories. Miroslav Lajčák expressed his hope that the upcoming Normandy Four Summit in Paris would give a strong impetus to the implementation of the Minsk agreements in their full scope, as well as to diplomatic negotiations for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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    28.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Today (November 28, 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) officially opened the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Azerbaijan.
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    26.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    “The territory covered by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe includes more than one billion people; not all of them live in safety and not all of them have access to the means to meet their basic needs,” these were the words of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) delivered today (November 26, 2019) at the Berlin Security Conference. The chief Slovak diplomat delivered his introductory remarks as one of two keynote speakers. In his speech, he focused on the current situation in the OSCE region regarding security. “The OSCE plays an important role and supports political processes. In Ukraine, the organisation has had a monitoring role, and it also helps civilians, supports the trust-building processes in Moldova and the implementation of measures which help reduce tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Moreover, it creates platforms for dialogue in Georgia and works for the consolidation of peace, stability and democracy in the Western Balkans. Finally, it supports the dialogue and regional cooperation in Central Asia,” emphasized Minister Lajčák. In his remarks, he further described the course and the results of the Slovak chairmanship in the OSCE which will culminate with the Ministerial Council in Bratislava, on 5-6 December 2019.
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    25.11.2019
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    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic received today (November 25, 2019) Andrija Nikolič, Chairperson of the Committee on International Relations and Emigrants of the Parliament of Montenegro.
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    24.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia
    “I am very happy that the Christmas Charity Bazaar this year has attracted as many as 40 foreign diplomatic missions. This is a proof that this event has a strong tradition,“ said Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic today (November 24, 2019) at the Stará Tržnica (Old Market), in Bratislava. Minister Lajčák, together with his wife Jarmila Lajčáková-Hargašová, opened the annual event, now in its 28th year, that is organised by the International Women’s Club.
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    21.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra
    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic delivered a speech today (November 21, 2019), at Faculty of Arts at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. With students of journalism, political science and sociology, he engaged in a debate on the geopolitical challenges that Slovakia and its foreign policy faces today.
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    20.11.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a NATO
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, participated in a meeting of the NATO Foreign Ministers today (20 November 2019). In his presentation he pointed out the priorities aligned with the Slovak foreign and security policy that should resonate at the London meeting of the NATO heads of states and governments at the beginning of December. “NATO’s indispensable position in the system of transatlantic security and defence and security of the Slovak Republic is clearly reflected in our responsibility as allies, including our contribution to the collective defence, operations and missions and in the context of NATO’s Partnership Policy,” accentuated the chief Slovak diplomat in the given context.