Miroslav Lajčák receives President of the Czech Parliament Upper House Jaroslav Kubera

Miroslav Lajčák receives President of the Czech Parliament Upper House Jaroslav Kubera

6.2.2019 | Aktivity ministra

Today (6 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic received Jaroslav Kubera, the new President of the Senate of the Czech Republic.  The visit of Jaroslav Kubera to Slovakia took place in line with a non-written tradition of mutual visits on the occasion of initial and farewell visits of the highest officials of our countries.


Both partners agreed that the extraordinary and outstanding Slovak-Czech relations have been characterized by a high intensity of mutual interactions at all levels, both between politicians and experts. “The level of our relations and also the mutual sense of closeness on both sides constitute an added value which we can utilize to the benefit of our countries and their citizens. This is true not only bilaterally but also in the context of European and other international forums where we can work by means of mutual support and coordination of opinions and positions,” said Minister Lajčák.


Both partners appreciated the dynamic and intense cooperation during the joint activities related to celebrations and the commemoration of anniversaries of significant events in the history of the Slovak and Czech Republics which took place last year and which had a very positive response with our foreign partners. They also expressed an interest in continuing with the successful cooperation this year when celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “Velvet Revolution” (17 November) and the 15th anniversary of Slovakia’s and the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU.

With regard to the ongoing presidency of the Slovak Republic in the Visegrad Group (V4) and the chairmanship in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the partners paid attention to related priorities and the mutual coordination of activities for implementing them. “Our presidency in the Visegrad Group has been trying to pursue a positive agenda and constructively contribute to the solving of challenges that the EU has been facing, and I am glad that, with regard to this effort, we have received support from our Czech friends,” stated Lajčák. He also underlined that Slovakia’s activities during his chairmanship in the OSCE are primarily focused on ordinary people in the conflict zones and on the improvement of their living conditions. “In this regard, it is significant that we carry out intensive work focusing on the support of peaceful solutions of conflicts in the given regions,” Minister Lajčák underscored. 

The partners also paid attention to the current international political situation, including issues linked to the future direction of the European Union.