After the traditional first visit to the Czech Republic, the second foreign trip of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ivan Korčok, was to Budapest. Negotiations with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, were aimed primarily at coordinating the further relaxation of the cross-border movement at the bilateral, regional, and European levels.
The Heads of EU Diplomacies Talk on the Relations with China, the Situation in Hong Kong and the Impact of the Pandemic on the Relations with Asia and the Pacific
Today (29 May 2020) the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers discussed the impact of the global pandemic of the coronavirus on Asia and the Pacific and the ways of adapting the EU approach towards the region in the changed conditions. Especially South-East Asia and the Pacific region play an important role in the world economy.
Every year the international community commemorates the International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers on 29 May. Under the auspicies of the UN, the military and police forces, as well as civil experts have helped keep peace in the world for 72 years now.
Current topics resonating in the European environment, especially the exchange of views on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union (EU) for 2021 – 2027 and the Recovery Plan, the experiences with managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the strategy for the gradual relaxation of measures against the coronavirus, as well as the opening of borders were the priority topics of the telephone conversation between the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok and the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok.
“I appreciate the excellent cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund. This international organization has a reach also to countries outside the Visegrad Four (V4) region, and by means of its projects it contributes to the visibility of the public diplomacy of the V4,” stated the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ingrid Brocková today (26 May 2020) during a meeting with the Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) Andor Dávid.