Today (14 November 2018), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic engaged in talks with his US counterpart Michael R. Pompeo, in Washington D.C. The ministers discussed a wide range of issues in the area of foreign policy and security which currently resonate not only in Europe but also in the American political milieu. They also agreed that the level and dynamics of bilateral cooperation have generated tangible results in the form of several joint projects and activities. Minister Lajčák informed his American partner about the state of fulfilment of the Wales NATO Summit commitments and described the current state of modernisation projects of the Slovak Armed Forces. “What connects us with the United States is a very close cooperation in increasing the quality and complementarity of the operational capability of the Slovak Armed Forces, and also the active engagement in the protection of the NATO Eastern flank”, the Head of the Slovak diplomacy concluded in this regard. Michael Pompeo highlighted Slovakia’s contribution to the international missions in Afghanistan and Iraq that focus on the fight against terrorism.
State Secretary František Ružička meets with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation and the Ambassador of Hungary
Today (November 13, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs received Alexej Fedotov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Slovakia. During the meeting, both parties highlighted the development of bilateral cooperation with emphasis on the areas of education and culture.
Today (November 13, 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs received Renata Alt, Member of the Bundestag for the FDP party who also chairs the Parliamentary Friendship Group for relations with Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
In Brussels State Secretary Ružička Discusses the Agenda of the December Summit, Brexit and EU Finances
On Monday (12 November 2018), František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, attended a meeting of the General Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council (Article 50) in Brussels. Ministers and state secretaries for European affairs of the EU member states opened the meeting with a discussion about Brexit...
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic took part in the meeting of the Global Future Councils organized by the World Economic Forum for the 10th year now in Dubai from the 10th to 12th of November 2018. In the Council, Minister Lajčák is a co-chair of the Group for the Future of Europe. During the upcoming year, the group has one of its tasks to think about the specific European challenges and, based on that, prepare recommendations for the European Union and its next election period.