SR in International Organisations

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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.
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    07.12.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Today (7 December), the Italian chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was symbolically handed over to Slovakia which will take over the leadership in the organisation in only three weeks from now, on 1 January 2019. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic will be replacing Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the OSCE’s Chairman-in-Office and Head of the Italian diplomatic service.
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    06.12.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Today (6 December 2018) the two-day 25th Ministerial session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was launched in Milan. Slovakia is represented by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary and the Minister’s Envoy for the preparation of Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship.
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    09.11.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Today (November 9, 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received a delegation of key representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) who are tasked with addressing developments in the South Caucasus region. The delegation consisted of three Minsk Group Co-Chairs -- Stéphane Visconti, Igor Popov, and Andrew Schofer – as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference (that is, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict), and Col. Vladimír Minárik, the Head of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group for this conflict. The talks held today were part of substantive working meetings before Slovakia takes over the OSCE Chairmanship in 2019.