Today (27 July) Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, together with the representatives of Bratislava municipality and ambassadors of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam opened the first year of the Asian weekend.
State Secretary Parízek with Ambassador-Designate of Switzerland on fostering Slovak-Swiss relations
Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received today (26 July) Alexander Hoffet, Ambassador-Designate of the Swiss Confederation to Slovakia at the occasion of presenting credentials. State Secretary Parízek highlighted the level and intensity of bilateral relations in the political and economic areas with regular political dialogue at the ministerial level gradually developing, and reciprocal visits of presidents of both countries having taken place with the presence of the entrepreneurial community.
Today, 19 July 2018, at the meeting of OSCE Permanent Council and in the presence of the representatives of all participating and partner states, Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary and Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship, presented priority areas of the Slovak chairmanship of the OSCE that the country will assume on 1 January 2019.
The Slovak Republic presents ratification documents for the International Investment Bank and the International Bank for Economic Cooperation in Moscow today
Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held inter-ministerial consultations in Moscow and presented the Russian partners with two important ratification documents today (17 July 2018). Parízek´s talks with Vladimir Titov, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation, summarized the state of play within political, parliamentary and economic cooperation, its legal and contractual basis, prospects for education and grant programs, and development of cultural and historical activities. The consultations were held as part of the plan for 2017-2018.
At the UN Slovakia presents its review of progress towards implementing Sustainable Development Goals
The Slovak Republic was the 76th country of the world to present its Voluntary National Review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on Monday (16 July) at the UN. Six national priorities arising from a broad stakeholder participation process – self-governing authorities, academicians, the private and the non-governmental sectors – represent the basics for the strategic documents of Slovakia´s government in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as the national development strategy (under preparation), the National Investment Plan, and the Medium-Term Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Development Cooperation for 2019-2030. “The international community has never before adopted such an ambitious commitment to work for the benefits of mankind. The 2030 Agenda is universal – valid for all. Instead of vague ideals we have set concrete objectives and created a clear review mechanism,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations.