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  • 27.02.2020
    | Koronavírus 2019-nCoV
    Bratislava, 27 February 2020 – Based on the conclusions from the meeting of the Security Council of the Slovak Republic today, the Slovak Republic has adopted several measures. At the same time an emergency task force meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, which will daily evaluate the current situation with regard to the COVID-19 (the coronavirus) disease.
  • 05.02.2020
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic František Ružička today (Wednesday, 5 February 2020), by the authority of the Minister Miroslav Lajčák, summoned Minh Trong Duong, the Ambassador of the Socialistic Republic of Vietnam to the Slovak Republic.
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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.
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    03.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    Being received by the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputova was the most important item of the agenda of the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions, which continued today (July 3, 2019) in Bratislava. “I took office with the idea that I wish to be an active president in the area of foreign policy among others. I will clearly and straightforwardly communicate our values and our interests and defend them, as I wish for Slovakia to be perceived as a confident country with its values firmly anchored. I will not be silent should our values be besmirched, or should there be confusing signals coming out of Slovakia or acts against our interests as a member of the EU and NATO. This is mainly what we discussed with the minister of foreign affairs Miroslav Lajčák and our ambassadors. I very much appreciate the work they do for Slovakia. I promise I will do everything I can so that they can be proud of Slovakia and have good conditions for their demanding work. I want our diplomatic service to continue to be respected and of quality,” proclaimed the Slovak president Zuzana Čaputová.
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    03.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | Verejná diplomacia
    “I appreciate that in part owing to the national brand we are seen today much more positively abroad,” stated the Minister of Foreign and Euroepan Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, referring to the results of the prestigious ranking “FutureBrand Country Index 2019” in which Slovakia has moved up 24 places since 2014.
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    02.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Ekonomické správy
    Economic diplomacy, development aid and cooperation with the business sector at home and abroad were the three dominant themes of the second day of the standard meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions, which continued today (2 July 2019) at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Bratislava. “Economic diplomacy, development aid and generally coordinating activities with the business sector are one of the main tasks of the heads of diplomatic missions,” the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, said as he welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization Richard Raši and the Minister of Economy Peter Žiga.
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    01.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity veľvyslancov
    Delivering introductory remarks, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, opened today (1 July 2019) the standard meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions of the Slovak Republic abroad. The ministry organizes this forum every year as a platform for discussion on principal issues of Slovak foreign policy and as an opportunity to analyse in detail the results achieved. “The foreign policy milieu has changed and so has the situation at home. Foreign policy today is, more than ever before, subject to internal political debates,” emphasized Miroslav Lajčák when speaking to the present heads of diplomatic missions. According to Slovakia’s chief diplomat, it is therefore necessary for our diplomatic missions to continue to execute their agendas professionally, in all required areas. “Be it in relation to the political or economic agendas, development aid, but in particular to the consular agenda, our work means service to all our citizens,” underscored Miroslav Lajčák.
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    05.06.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Ekonomické správy
    The Delegation of Slovak businesses, comprising 15 companies from the green technologies and agriculture sectors participated in The Business Mission to Hanoi and HCMC.
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    15.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Prejavy a vystúpenia ministra
    Today (15 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, spoke at the 19th Review Conference on Slovak Foreign and European Policy, organized by the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In his remarks, the minister evaluated developments on the global and European scene, important trends of Slovak foreign policy and internal developments.
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    05.03.2019
    Call for applications within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is open for study, research, teaching and artistic stays during the academic year 2019/2020.
  • 26.09.2018
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Yesterday (26 September), on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met in New York with his Vietnamese counterpart, Phan Binh Minh. During the meeting, the topic of the abduction of Trinh Xuan Than, the former head of the Petrovietnam Construction state firm, from Germany for which the Vietnamese authorities, according to several leads, abused both Slovak territory and the special aircraft of the government of the Slovak Republic was discussed. Minister Lajčák strongly condemned this act as a principal violation of international law and gross misuse of the Schengen system, which has had a negative impact on Slovak-Vietnamese relations.
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    21.08.2018
    | Aktivity ministra
    Today (21 August 2018) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the ministry addressed the ambassadors of the Slovak Republic abroad. They gathered in Bratislava to take part in a regular meeting of heads of representation missions of the Slovak Republic.
  • 03.05.2018
    | Aktivity ministerstva |
    In response to the information made public about the abduction by Vietnamese authorities of a citizen of Vietnam from Germany, allegedly through the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic summoned today (3 May) H.E. Minh Trong Duong, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Slovakia, to explain these allegations. Marián Jakubócy, MFA´s Head of the Political Directorate asked for an explanation about the worrisome allegations concerning the forcible repatriation of one Trinh Xuan Thanh, a citizen of Vietnam. “If these allegations are confirmed, we will see this as a serious incident, which will negatively impact our bilateral relations. We strongly protest to linking Slovakia with such wrongdoing, in itself an inadmissible and shameful violation of international law,” stated Jakubócy. The Head of the Political Directorate warned that should the explanation prove unsatisfactory, the Slovak Republic reserves the right to consider adopting further measures in line with the diplomatic practice.
  • 04.10.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs SR, Lukáš Parízek, received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV)to the Slovak Republic, Ho Dac Minh Nguyet, on the occasion of the end of her diplomatic mission, today (4 October).
  • 28.09.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    We engage in lively bilateral relations with Vietnam and we can see mutual willingness to develop them, with special emphasis on economic and commercial cooperation and also cooperation in the multilateral area.
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    19.06.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek received Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade of Vietnam, Hoang Quoc Vuong, leading the Vietnamese delegation at the 2nd meeting of the Intergovernmental Vietnamese-Slovak Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held in Bratislava on 20-21 June 2017.
  • 19.07.2016
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, was a member of delegation lead by SR’s Prime Minister, Robert Fico, on 14-16 July and attended the 11th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and also participated in the following official visit by the Prime Minister to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 16-19 July.
  • 25.05.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    Bratislava (25 May) - At its Wednesday session in Bratislava, the Government of the Slovak Republic approved the nomination of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák for the post of UN Secretary-General. This was done in response to the invitation made by President of the UN General Assembly for the member states to nominate candidates with proven leadership and managerial abilities, extensive experience in international relations, and strong diplomatic, communication and multilingual skills for this post.
  • 26.06.2015
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    Igor Slobodník, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Ho Dac Minh Nguyet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Slovak Republic, today (26 June) and highlighted the growing trade and economic relations between Slovakia and Vietnam. The partners appreciated their well-developing political relations, as also attested by the visit made by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, to Vietnam in November 2014.
  • 12.02.2015
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, together with Ho Dac Minh Nguyet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Slovak Republic, gave festive addresses at a reception on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of establishing mutual diplomatic relations, held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Bratislava today (12 February).