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Minister Lajčák discusses the Dalai Lama’s visit to SR with the Chinese Ambassador

Minister Lajčák discusses the Dalai Lama’s visit to SR with the Chinese Ambassador

19.10.2016 | Aktivity ministra |

Bratislava (19 October) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Slovak Republic, Lin Lin, today. The subject of their meeting was China’s response to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Slovakia.

 


In his discussion with Ambassador Lin Lin, Minister Lajčák emphasized that Slovakia recognizes and respects the One-China policy. He also stated that Slovakia does care about good relations with China and is interested in strengthening them especially through extending trade and economic cooperation.

 


Minister Lajčák underscored that the Dalai Lama’s visit to Slovakia was of a private nature and took place upon invitation from a private entity and that SR’s government did not participate in its preparations or implementation and government members did not meet with the Dalai Lama. This is how the SR’s government expressed its stance and the importance it attributes to good relations with China. 

 


Minister Lajčák presented a letter to Ambassador Lin Lin addressed to his Chinese departmental counterpart Wang Yi that says that Slovakia’s president, government as well as all officials fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China and as a matter of principle adhere to the One-China policy.