State Secretary - Activities

  • 26.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received Mary Warlick, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State today (26 May). The reception was attended also by Ambassador for Energy Security of MFEA SR, Pavol Hamžík. The discussion focused on themes related to timely developments within the Nord Stream 2 project, prospects of imports of American LNG gas to Central and East European countries and the future of natural gas transportation across Ukraine and Slovakia.
  • 25.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, presented the preparations of the Security Strategy SR to the professional public at an international conference held in Žilina on 24 May. The twenty-second edition of the conference brought together practical experience in public administration as well as in the private arena and theoretical knowledge from research conducted under the title “Addressing Crisis Situations in a Specific Environment”.
  • 23.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, has been on a working visit to Japan from 22-24 May that he started with a meeting of the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motome Takisawa. The talks confirmed the existence of high-level bilateral relations, interest in more intensive trade cooperation and promotion of direct investment as well as enhancing the strategic cooperation between the EU and Japan that has been very attentively watching the developments concerning the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. It is a key country for Japan in terms of its economic and financial interests in the EU and for that reason, Japan, just like Slovakia, cares about the most beneficial arrangements for the future relations of Great Britain and the EU following its departure from the EU. An exchange of views of the timely issues of international policy showed that both parties share the same values and have close positions related to key foreign policy issues.
  • 22.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received an Iranian delegation headed by Mahmoud Barimani, Director General for North and East Europe of the Foreign Ministry of Iran, in the premises of the diplomacy department today (22 May).
  • 19.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok received Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Richard van Rijssen today (19 May) on the occasion of ending his diplomatic mission to the Slovak Republic.
  • 19.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | SR a EÚ | Slovensko a Európska únia |
    Brussels (19 May) - Migration, humanitarian crises and the Post-Cotonou dominated the talks of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC Development). Slovakia was represented by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek.
  • 18.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    At the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU in Brussels the "EU-Central Asia: Reaching Sustainable Development Goals” conference was held on 18 May. The event, organized by the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU in Brussels was held as a follow-up to the historically first ever Slovakia´s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Central Asia region and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals were the topics actively approached by the Slovak Presidency. The conference was opened by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek.
  • 15.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, held talks with State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Victor Dolidze, today (15 May 2017). The meeting took place at the time of the ongoing first official visit by Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia in Slovakia, a reciprocal visit for the first visit by Slovakia’s President Andrej Kiska in Georgia in the past year. The key topics of the meeting included timely European issues, further development of bilateral relations and cooperation with the European Union.
  • 15.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Another meeting of the Inter-departmental Coordination Group for Brexit at the state secretary level was held on Monday, 15 May 2017. That was the first meeting since the European Council’s guidelines for Brexit were adopted on 29 April 2017 and the first draft negotiating guidelines for negotiations with the United Kingdom were introduced.
  • 12.05.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry on Thursday (11 May) gave an address at the discussion event entitled The Role of the V4 in the Future of the EU held at Chatham House, London. In talks with other European Affairs State Secretaries from the V4 countries, he highlighted the current need to discuss the EU's future. This debate has come to the forefront in all member states in recent months. However, in his view, this must not become a competition in the search for better solutions or ideal scenarios.