SR in International Organisations

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    09.10.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    “It is my pleasure to see that you have come to Slovakia since you surely know that it was here where the talks in the 5 format were initiated in 2002 and where the European Union and the US joined as observers in the negotiations in 2005,” these were the introductory words of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during his opening remarks at a session of the OSCE Permanent Conference for Political Questions in the Framework of the Negotiating Process on the Transdniestrian Settlement.
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    28.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    Yesterday (September 27, 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, began a series of bilateral events by meeting former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and President of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation Vuk Jeremić. The partners discussed the internal political situation in Serbia in the context of upcoming parliamentary elections in spring 2020 and the boycott announced by the opposition. Lajčák was interested to hear from Jeremic about the current status of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. The dialogue has been frozen after Pristina’s introducing 100% customs tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina in November 2018.
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    27.09.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a OSN
    “Mediation is one of the key political mechanisms in conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.” These were the words of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, accentuated during yesterday’s (September 26, 2019) talks in New York, at an event held by the Group of Friends of Mediation. The chief Slovak diplomat also highlighted initiatives which support conflict prevention, sustainable peace and early warning systems.“It is necessary to build strong partnerships, without which conflict prevention isn’t possible,” emphasized Miroslav Lajčák. He maintained that mediation can work only if it is inclusive. There is also a trend of using digital technologies, in which the young generation’s active participation is key. “Young people must be actively involved in all stages of peacebuilding. What is extremely important is that they have connections to local communities, to be used when extending humanitarian aid or monitoring the observance of human rights. Young people have the potential to make the mediation effort richer with the use of unconventional methods and innovative approaches,” stated Minister Lajčák. In this regard, he emphasized the need to build awareness about digital technologies, their development, the opportunities they create, and, at the same time, the risks in new technologies or IT applications.
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    02.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Slovensko a NATO
    Today (2 July 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach. The partners discussed the existing security situation in Europe and the plans of NATO to strengthen its readiness for current cyber and hybrid threats. The chairman of the Military Committee appreciated the Slovak Republic’s effort to increase its defence expenditure, and the ongoing modernisation of Slovakia’s armed forces. He also highlighted the importance of the unity of allies and the ability to speak the same language. “I do appreciate that NATO has goals that are clearly defined, and has been fulfilling them systematically. At the same time, NATO has been adapting to new challenges, which makes it a success story,” stated Miroslav Lajčák. Both officials assessed the situation in Ukraine, Afghanistan and the Western Balkans. They also gave attention to the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee is participating in the Military Leaders Conference, at the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces. The conference is being organized by the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces.
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    06.06.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Organizácia pre zákaz chemických zbraní | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic František Ružička received today (6 June 2019) Fernando Arias, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the occasion of his first visit to the Slovak Republic and his address at the Globsec conference. Both partners discussed in detail the current international developments in the prohibition of chemical weapons, as well as the importance of the operation of this organization and its irreplaceability, including the challenges and tasks that it is currently faced with.
  • 26.03.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    On the sidelines of the second day of the OSCE Counter-Terrorism Conference held in Bratislava on 25-26 March 2019, a trilateral negotiation was held under the leadership of Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Special Representative of Slovakia’s Chairmanship in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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    27.02.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Today (27 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic spoke at the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in his capacity as the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In his remarks, the minister presented the priorities of the Slovak chairmanship in the OSCE, which include conflict prevention, a safer future and effective multilateralism. He also emphasized that people directly affected by conflicts are at the centre of attention of the Slovak chairmanship. In the discussion with the representatives of the Council of Europe member states, the minister spoke about the current political situation in the OSCE region and the possibilities for the further enhancement of cooperation between the OSCE and the Council of Europe.
  • 28.01.2019
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Today (28 January 2019), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) officially acknowledged the Slovak Republic for having voluntarily contributed funds in the amount of thirty thousand euros.
  • 01.01.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Today (1 January 2019) Slovakia assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Throughout this year, Slovakia will set the tone of this, the biggest regional security organization in the world, with 57 participating states and 11 partners for cooperation on three continents. As the Chairmanship country, Slovakia will represent the OSCE externally during the upcoming period. The post of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office has been assumed by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, who will also officially present the priorities of Slovakia’s Chairmanship at the OSCE headquarters in Vienna on 10 January 2019.
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    18.12.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    On 1 January 2019, the Slovak Republic will assume the Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In this regard, Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held talks today (18 December 2018) with the OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger in Bratislava. They discussed a broad range of issues related to the execution of the chairmanship; this included the establishment of an active collaboration with the organisation’s secretariat. The minister informed his partner about the final stage of Slovakia’s preparations for the chairmanship, including a document on the priorities to be submitted at the meeting of the cabinet tomorrow. “Our chairmanship will be focused mainly on the people who suffer due to conflicts, with the aim of improving their living conditions,” emphasized Minister Lajčák.