Activities

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    18.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák gave a closing address yesterday (17 July 2019) in Washington as one of the keynote speakers at the conference entitled “The United States and Central Europe: Celebrating Europe Whole and Free, Building the Next Century Together” organized by the renowned think-tank Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC.
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    18.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN | Ľudské práva
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (18 July 2019) gave an address at the second annual ministerial conference on religious freedom in Washington, where he arrived at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State. The identification of concrete steps to prevent persecution based on faith and to strengthen respect for religious belief is one of the new initiatives of the administration of US President Donald Trump. This has been the biggest ministerial event on this topic so far with more than a hundred delegations in attendance.
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    18.07.2019
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    BRATISLAVA, 18 July 2019 - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák welcomed the new recommitment to an unlimited ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, starting from 21 July at 00 hrs. 01 min. (Kyiv time), as agreed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group held in Minsk on 17 July.
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    17.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák held talks in New York today (17 July 2019) with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the current President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, as well as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President-elect of the upcoming 74th session and two other former Presidents – Joseph Deiss and Peter Thomson (of the 65th and 71st sessions respectively).
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    15.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | SR a EÚ | Slovensko a Európska únia
    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, attended the regular session of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the European Union in Brussels today (15 July 2019). The ministers launched their agenda today with a discussion on Iran, including the current situation concerning the Iranian nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPoA) and the question of Teheran’s meeting its respective commitments. They also analyzed the tensions in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. “We are interested in preserving the JCPOA and call upon Iran to adhere to its provisions since it is an important element in regional and global security,” emphasized Minister Lajčák; he also expressed the hope that Germany, France and Great Britain would succeed in achieving a solution such that Teheran does not withdraw from the deal. The head of Slovak diplomacy also drew attention to the importance and irreplaceability of the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the entire process.
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    10.07.2019
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    Bilateral relations in the context of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as well as the challenges for the Slovak chairmanship in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and also global issues -- these were the themes of the talks of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Wang Yi, State Advisor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China, who arrived today (10 July) to pay a working visit to the Slovak Republic. In their discussion, the ministers followed up on the most recent visit of Miroslav Lajčák in Beijing in April of this year. "China represents one of the key actors in the area of international policy. We are interested in maintaining a dialogue with you, in line with the EU policies and based on the One China Principle. We wish for friendly relations and a dialogue at the highest level based on mutual respect,” emphasized the chief Slovak diplomat.
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    09.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Multilateralism, conflict prevention, the use of accessible instruments for conflict resolution and the need for dialogue – these were, according to Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, the main themes of the informal meeting of the representatives of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which ended today (July 9) in Štrbské Pleso.
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    07.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE
    Today (July 7, 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, took part in the annual meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of this organisation in Luxembourg. The minister addressed the meeting’s plenary and then, together with the OSCE Secretary-General Thomas Greminger, answered questions from the present members of the PA. In his remarks, Miroslav Lajčák presented the results of the first six months of the Slovak chairmanship of the OSCE from the viewpoint of the priorities set – conflict prevention, a secure future and efficient multilateralism – while Slovakia has been laying special emphasis on assistance to people afflicted by conflicts. During the first half year, the Slovak chairmanship paid extraordinary attention to the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. “By our actions, we’ve been trying to help people in the conflict-afflicted areas. We have proposed several simple measures which will ease the everyday suffering of people on the ground. We have provided particular humanitarian assistance which will help clear the areas of landmines,” the Slovakia’s chief diplomat said. He also reminded the members of the OSCE PA that he visited all the countries of Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Central Asia where OSCE missions are present. Their activities always focus on the specific needs of the hosting country. Lajčák also presented possibilities for cooperation between the OSCE and other international organisations, particularly with the UN regarding the sustainable development agenda, which is a main agenda item of the OSCE PA annual meeting.
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    04.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Bilateral relations in the context of events carried out that correspond to the Action plan for the Slovak-French Strategic Partnership for 2018-2022 – this was the main topic of the meeting of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and Amélie de Montchalin, State Secretary of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, who visited Slovakia on the occasion of the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions. “We talked about upcoming joint activities and we also confirmed our interest in a dynamic continuation of our very good relations,” stated Minister Lajčák. The meeting was an opportunity to touch on the topic of EU enlargement, also in the context of the Report of the European Commission on Enlargement, which addressed enlargement as well as evaluation of the progress made by individual candidate countries along with the conclusions of the Council for General Affairs on the issues of enlargement. “The enlargement of the EU, based on the fulfilment of the set criteria, means a strategic investment in a safe, stable and unified bloc based on common values,” stated Miroslav Lajčák.
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    04.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministerstva | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    “The dynamics of foreign policy events pushes us to continue maintaining a high degree of professionalism in our foreign service,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in his concluding remarks delivered at the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions. As he clarified, demands on multilateral political, consular and economic dimensions of foreign policy are high, and therefore it is important to continue to deliver consistently. “I wish to thank you for always having the interests of the Slovak Republic and its citizens in mind while carrying out your tasks,” emphasized the head of the Slovak diplomatic service, addressing the Slovak ambassadors as he was formally closing the four-day meeting.