Minister Lajčák and Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, discuss strategy for sustainable development of the region
Ways in which to achieve promotion of the economic development of Central Asian countries as well as the overall importance of this region in terms of future relations with the European Union were the key topics of today’s (25 May) meeting of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, with the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Peter Burian.
Minister Lajčák: “We have to learn to accept the fact that migration, as a phenomenon, is here not just today but for many more years to come”
Conflict prevention and mediation are the best instruments in the UN’s peace-making efforts because every dollar or euro spent on prevention will bring a more efficient return than money spent for managing the already ongoing conflicts. This was said today (24 May) in the meeting between Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and Patricia Hildegard Flor, Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.
A telegram of condolences from Miroslav Lajčák to his British departmental counterpart Boris Johnson
In relation with the terror attack in Manchester that claimed the lives of more than twenty victims and left more than 50 persons injured, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, sent a telegram of condolences to his British departmental counterpart Boris Johnson, today (23 May).
Building security and stability by fostering positive dialogue within regional cooperation was the leading topic today (23 May) of the two-day Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability that was attended by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, upon invitation from his Greek counterpart. While the past year’s first edition of the conference featured discussions primarily about combatting terrorism and extremism, strengthening inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, and migration, where the participants acknowledged the need to strengthen cross-border projects and mutual communication, this year’s gathering launched its deliberations today with a symbolical minute of silence to remember the victims of the British Manchester terror attack, followed by practical actions such as establishing a working group for assessment of the opportunities to create a common security zone based on international experience in various formats of regional cooperation.
Lajčák in Jordan: “It is extremely interesting to hear the voice of the region directly in the region”
Leadership and inclusiveness, the ability of the young generation to take the steering wheel, to listen to, decide and act - these are parts of the recipe for the future resolution of the serious crises threatening the basics of our world. This has been heard today (20 May) at the World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa (WEF on MENA) in Jordan, wherein - at the invitation of the organizers – Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák also participated.