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Minister Lajčák Opens Meeting of Heads of Diplomatic Missions of the Slovak Republic

Minister Lajčák Opens Meeting of Heads of Diplomatic Missions of the Slovak Republic

1.7.2019 | 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.

 

As part of the meeting, the ambassadors will be received at the presidential palace by the President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová. Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization Richard Raši, Minister of Economy Peter Žiga, Minister of Finance Ladislav Kamenický, and Governor of the Slovak National Bank Peter Kažimír will also address the heads of diplomatic missions.

 

One of the items on the meeting’s agenda will be discussion with business representatives on the role of diplomatic missions in the area of economic diplomacy. During the meeting, the State Secretary of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Amélie de Montchalin, and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Martin Tlapa, will also take the floor.

 

Not all addresses are accessible for the media, as it is an internal meeting. In case of interest for more information related to photoshoots, contact the MZVEZ Press Department at tlac@mzv.sk or the Head of the Press Department Juraj Tomaga at +421 917 660 099.