The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Moscow
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok today (13 July 2017) received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Alexey Fedotov, with whom he discussed bilateral, as well as current issues involving global politics. Bilaterally, they spoke about the stable and developing political dialog between the two countries at all levels, which was also attested to by the June visit of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister to the Russian Federation.
Despite the current complicated developments in global politics, we see Russia as an important economic and trade partner and we are interested in developing further economic cooperation with Russia. This is the précis of the talks held today (6 June) between the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Kaliningrad. “We live in a complicated and volatile security environment. Russia plays an important role in international security and stability. Therefore we consider the dialog with Russia to be very important. We are diplomats, and thus it is our principal obligation to lead a dialog. I’m pleased that we are successful and able to continue not only in the political dialog. This also involves trade exchange and economic cooperation where we show tangible results also due to the work of the Intergovernmental Commission, including the agreement on the cyclotron center. We consider cooperation in energy, wherein Slovakia is interested in this partnership in gas transit and the efficient use of the existing infrastructure in oil and gas transport, to be one of the biggest future challenges,” said Lajčák during the talks.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, sent a letter of condolences to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, in response to yesterday’s explosion in the St. Petersburg Metro. “I received the news about the tragedy in the St. Petersburg Metro that claimed lives of people with profound grief. The Slovak Republic denounces all forms and manifestations of terrorism and alongside other countries will continue fighting that danger,” wrote Minister Lajčák in the telegram on behalf of the Slovak Republic and expressed sincere condolences to families and relatives of the victims of the tragedy.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukáš Parízek, accompanied by State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Dana Meager and Director General of Eximbanka Dušan Keketi, paid working visit to Moscow on 13-15 March, having held political consultations with Vladimir Titov, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
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.