The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tokyo
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.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, today (21 February) received the Ambassador of Japan to Slovakia, Jun Shimmi, to primarily discuss development of mutual relations of the two countries and the planned reciprocal visits by top state officials from SR and Japan.
Bratislava (19 October) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received in Bratislava today a delegation from Keidanren, the Japanese Business Federation, that is now visiting Slovakia. Keidanren is the most important business federation in Japan that associates representatives of the strongest and top-level Japanese companies. “Japan is Slovakia’s important economic partner and we use all opportunities for development of political dialogue and economic relations with Japan,” stated Minister Lajčák while reminding that Japanese companies were among the first and most dependable foreign investors in Slovakia. At present about 50 Japanese companies have operations in Slovakia and have created up to 10,000 jobs.
Bratislava (8 September) - State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Government Proxy for the Presidency of the Slovak Republic of the Council of the European Union Ivan Korčok received Ambassador of Japan to the Slovak Republic Jun Shimmi today. They focused on mutual bilateral relations, deepening economic cooperation and further development of relations between the European Union and Japan.
Bratislava (18 August) – Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the Ambassador of Japan to Slovakia, Jun Shimmi, in Bratislava today. Their meetings focused on continuing an intensive political dialogue in the context of the May visit by Minister Lajčák to Tokyo and the substantive Slovakia-Japan economic cooperation. Minister Lajčák emphasized that Japan is an important partner of Slovakia in the economic and political areas and that Slovakia is further prepared to create an attractive environment for Japanese investors, especially in the areas of innovation and research. In that regard both partners evaluated the preparations for an October visit to Slovakia by a mission of officials from the Keidanren organization, the most important business association in Japan and the umbrella organization of leading Japanese businesses and companies.