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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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    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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    23.05.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Today (23 May 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), met with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimír Titov.
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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.
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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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    19.02.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Today (19 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) met with his Russian counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov. The main topics of the meeting were the current items on the agenda of the Slovak chairmanship of the OSCE and its endeavour to strengthen the role of the organisation in the sphere of conflict resolution.
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    25.01.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received today (25 January 2019) the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Slovak Republic Alexey Fedotov.
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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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    17.07.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held inter-ministerial consultations in Moscow and presented the Russian partners with two important ratification documents today (17 July 2018). Parízek´s talks with Vladimir Titov, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation, summarized the state of play within political, parliamentary and economic cooperation, its legal and contractual basis, prospects for education and grant programs, and development of cultural and historical activities. The consultations were held as part of the plan for 2017-2018.
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    27.03.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs today (27th March 2018) summoned Alexej Fedotov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to present an explanation to the use of a chemical substance of the “Novichok” type on the territory of the United Kingdom. State Secretary Parízek described this malicious deed as a straightforward violation of international law which is simply not acceptable in today’s world.
  • 27.03.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    On 26 March, Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic sent a telegram of condolences to Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding yesterday’s fire in the shopping centre in the town of Kemerovo.
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    23.01.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, received Vladimir Titov, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, within interdepartmental consultations today (23 January 2018).
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    23.01.2018
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Korčok, received Vladimir Titov, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, today (23 January 2018). They assessed developments in bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on prospects for developing EU-Russian relations, stating the need for a wider and more efficient dialogue.
  • 08.12.2017
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    Due to the expiration of the Cooperation agreement for the collection of data and visa applications concluded between the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the company Pony Express, it not possible to apply for visa in the Pony Express visa centres in Moscow and Saint Petersburg as of 21.12.2017.
  • 13.07.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    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.
  • 06.06.2017
    | Aktivity ministra
    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.
  • 04.04.2017
    | Aktivity ministra |
    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.