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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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    06.05.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a V4
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (6 May 2019) welcomed the delegation of foreign affairs ministers from the V4 and the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) under the aegis of Slovakia’s Presidency of the Visegrad Four (V4).
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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.
  • 20.03.2019
    V rámci implementácie malých dotačných schém tzv. mikrograntov je vyhlásená výzva na predkladanie žiadostí na projekty na rok 2019.
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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.
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    04.02.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Today (4 February 2019), Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Oleg Ivanovič Kravčenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, in Bratislava.
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    15.01.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, received Igor Alexandrovich Leshchenya, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Slovak Republic today (15 January 2019).
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    01.11.2018
    | Aktivity ministra | | |
    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.
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    31.10.2018
    | Aktivity ministerstva |
    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.
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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.
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    05.04.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    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.
  • 22.06.2017
    | Aktivity ministra
    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.
  • 11.06.2017
    | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva |
    Since today (11 June 2017), Ukrainian citizens can visit the countries of the Schengen Area without needing a visa. This means that the decision of the Council of the EU Ministers on visa liberalization for Ukraine exactly a month ago is being met. Waiving the visa requirement applies for Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports if their travels do not exceed 90 days.
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    10.11.2016
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Bratislava (10 November) – State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Government Proxy for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ivan Korčok received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Slovak Republic, Igor Leshchenya, today.
  • 12.10.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Bratislava (12 October) - State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, and Deputy Foreign Minister of Republic of Belarus, Elena Kupchyna, held their regular inter-ministerial political consultations. Both parties stated the problem-free nature of mutual relations. State Secretary Parízek emphasized that one of the key aims of these consultations is finding opportunities and instruments for deepening pragmatic cooperation, especially in the economic area. “We are interested in further increasing the turnover of mutual trade with Belarus through, for example, supplies of technological equipment for industrial modernization, for implementation of projects in the areas of energy, food industry, automotive industry and in science and technology,” noted Parízek.
  • 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.