The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Minsk
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met with Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia, today (1 November 2018) on the side lines of the Munich Security Conference Core Group in Minsk. In the follow-up to the first-ever visit of the head of Mongolian diplomacy to the Slovak Republic in April this year, they both accentuated their interest in reinforcing bilateral cooperation and continuing intensive contacts in trade and politics. Several Mongolian graduates from Slovak universities, who are interested in being helpful in meeting the aforementioned ambitions, could represent an important factor in this regard. The development of trade and economic relations could also be boosted by creating a joint economic commission to be held in the latter half of next year. The ministers also positively see the finalization of the talks on the Memorandum of Understanding to be concluded between the foreign affairs ministries. They also expressed the readiness to develop multilateral cooperation, especially in the context of Slovakia’s upcoming Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Mongolia became the 57th member state of this organization in November 2012.
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, arrived today (31 October 2018) to Minsk were he took part, on special invitation of the organizers, in a two-day meeting of the Munich Security Conference Core Group. In the midst of the attention of this prestigious format is discussion of topical issues of political, security and economic relations in the region of Eastern Europe and Middle Asia as well as modalities of relations arrangement between the East and the West.
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.
On 4-5 April 2018, political consultations took place in Minsk with Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, taking part on behalf of the Slovak Republic and Oleg Kravchenko, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, on behalf of the hosting country.
The eastern EU vector and Eastern Partnership, as such, are among the main policy programs of the European Union and are also one of the key foreign policy priorities of Slovakia. This was said today (22 June) by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, in his address to the annual meeting of foreign ministers of members countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI), meeting in Minsk. “The CEI’s activities and the EU’s agenda are mutually complementary and enriching. At this time we urgently need to seek and find synergies to accomplish better outcomes. As neighbours, we are pre-determined to jointly build trust and to support one another in managing the challenges that we face,” stated Lajčák in his remarks, while denoting migration and terrorism as the two major challenges of this kind. He also noted that taking account of the complexity and gravity of these issues, it is more than necessary to listen to each other and engage in open dialogue.