The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington
Consulate General of Slovakia took part at the European Literature Night (ELN) on June 2, 2017 in New York.
On May 18, 2017 the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington DC hosted an opening of the photo exhibit „Like a drop of ink in a glass of milk “featuring the young Slovak photographer DUSAN KOCHOL within the European Month of Culture project. During one month the Embassies of the EU countries have an opportunity to present the musicians and artists from their respective countries.
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic opened its doors to the public on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The event was organized in cooperation with the EU Delegation in Washington, DC. The Slovak Embassy prepared an interesting program for almost 2500 visitors aimed on the presentation of Slovakia as a modern country with excellent possibilities in tourism, business and investments.
Slovakia remains a reliable US partner in NATO, as well as an important partner in strengthening political stability and economic prosperity in Europe, as Foreign and European Affairs Minister of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and Andrea Thompson, US Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President responsible for Russian, NATO and the Western Balkans agenda, agreed in Washington, D.C on Tuesday (9 May). The Minister confirmed Slovakia´s interest in intensifying practical cooperation with the USA, recalling that Slovakia has been a reliable US partner, both within Europe and outside, as has been attested to by our engagement in the Afghanistan and Iraq missions. He also informed his counterpart about his talks with Ukrainian counterparts during his April visit to Kiev, and conveyed the Ukrainian view of implementation of the Minsk Agreements and the role of the Normandy format.
Meeting with the head of US diplomacy Rex Tillerson dominated the agenda of Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák in the US capital, Washington, D.C, today (8 May).This has been first ever bilateral meeting of the Slovak Government member with a high-level US administration representative. An almost hour-long meeting was dominated by terrorism and Slovakia´s contribution to the fight against Daesh, meeting the commitments agreed in the NATO summit in Wales, as well as developments in Ukraine, relations with Russia, developments in the Western Balkans, and last but not least the situation in Syria. Tillerson appreciated the constructive approach of the Slovak foreign policy grounded on foreseeability, stability and strong trans-Atlantic ties. They agreed that Slovak-US mutual ties are long-term and ongoing. In 2018, we will commemorate 25 years since establishing diplomatic ties, as well as 100 years since founding the first joint state of Czechs and Slovaks, greatly assisted by the then-US President Woodrow Wilson.