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    10.07.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Bilateral relations in the context of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as well as the challenges for the Slovak chairmanship in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and also global issues -- these were the themes of the talks of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Wang Yi, State Advisor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China, who arrived today (10 July) to pay a working visit to the Slovak Republic. In their discussion, the ministers followed up on the most recent visit of Miroslav Lajčák in Beijing in April of this year. "China represents one of the key actors in the area of international policy. We are interested in maintaining a dialogue with you, in line with the EU policies and based on the One China Principle. We wish for friendly relations and a dialogue at the highest level based on mutual respect,” emphasized the chief Slovak diplomat.
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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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    24.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Today (24 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic arrived in the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of the State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. In Beijing he is going to speak at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum. The Chief of Slovak diplomacy began his working agenda by meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Both ministers expressed their interest in the further enhancement of bilateral cooperation and more intense contacts between the Slovak Republic and the People’s Republic of China in the political, economic and commercial areas. “Slovakia supports initiatives where it is possible to use its geographic location and transit potential,” concluded Miroslav Lajčák in this regard. He added that Bratislava is ready to make the dialogue with Beijing more intense with a focus on the set goals regarding our mutual relations, including the area of education.
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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.
  • 10.12.2018
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    Local Statement by the Delegation of the European Union in China on International Human Rights Day.
  • 04.12.2018
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    In order to serve the travellers from China to Slovakia more efficiently, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing has opened four Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenyang (together with one VAC in Shanghai under the administration of Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in Shanghai). The services at the VACs commenced operation on 3 December 2018 with business hours from 08:00 until 15:00, Monday to Friday.
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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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    19.06.2018
    | Poverovacie listiny |
    Marián Jakubócy, Director General of the Political Directorate General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Naranbat Nyamaa, designated Ambassador of Mongolia to the Slovak Republic, seated in Prague, on the occasion of presenting copies of his credentials on 18 June 2018.
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    27.11.2017
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ekonomické správy
    Today (27 November 2017) State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, in the presence of Martina Lubyová, the Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Nenada Popovič, Minister of Innovations and Technological Development of Serbia, and Li Meng, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, opened a three-day second ministerial conference on cooperation in the area of innovations in the format of China + 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The goal of the conference is to successfully share experience and enhance cooperation the area of innovations and technology transfer between China and CEE countries. The ministerial conference aims to become a leading platform for establishing cooperation between innovation ecosystems in China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The conference supports collaboration and investments into research and innovation projects with the aim to create a successful exchange of talents, know-how and resources among the 16 + 1 countries. It focuses on cooperation in innovation areas such as biotechnology (including HealthTech and AgriFood), green energy and CleanTech, information and communication technologies, and engineering of materials.
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    14.07.2017
    | Aktivity ministra |
    The official visit of the Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák continued its second day today (14 July) with his reception by Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People's Republic of China, and talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi. The discussion with his counterpart Wang Yi was dominated by the key topics of the three UN agenda pillars, including the efforts for reform processes and evaluation of bilateral relations. “I´m a convinced promotor of the idea of multilateralism. Global challenges call for joint efforts in the quest for answers, which means we need platforms for exchanging views and forming common positions, such as the UN.
  • 13.07.2017
    | Aktivity ministra
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák arrived today (13 July) for an official visit to the People´s Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Government. The visit is being held in the wake of the election of Lajčák to the function of President of the upcoming 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. At the beginning, the Minister met in Beijing with State Councilor of the Chinese Government for foreign affairs and former foreign affairs minister Yang Jiechi, who is responsible for forming the Chinese foreign policy, and the right-hand man of President Xi Jinping for foreign policy.
  • 19.10.2016
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Bratislava (19 October) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Slovak Republic, Lin Lin, today. The subject of their meeting was China’s response to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Slovakia. In his discussion with Ambassador Lin Lin, Minister Lajčák emphasized that Slovakia recognizes and respects the One-China policy. He also stated that Slovakia does care about good relations with China and is interested in strengthening them especially through extending trade and economic cooperation.
  • 12.07.2016
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Predsedníctvo SR v Rade EÚ |
    Bratislava (12 July) - State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Government Proxy for the Presidency of the Slovak Republic of the Council of the European Union Ivan Korčok held negotiations with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People´s Republic of China to the Slovak Republic Lin Lin today. The meeting was dominated by historically the first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
  • 04.07.2016
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák paid a working visit to the People´s Republic of China from 3-5 July 2016. During the talks with his counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister of the People´s Republic of China Wang Yi, they expressed mutual interest in the further development of relations in all areas – including the political and inter-ministerial contacts, economic cooperation, diversification of trade, investments, science and research, education and culture. As well as bilateral issues, they also touched upon cooperation in international organizations, the priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and the extended cooperation of China and central and eastern Europe (China + 16). “I believe that the increased interest of China in the region of central Europe and the potential of the One Belt, One Road initiative will lead to further deepening of our trade-and-investment relations,” stressed Minister Lajčák. During the meeting, the ministers also delved into the current priorities of the EU-China priorities, also regarding the upcoming bilateral summit to be held in Beijing on 12-13 July 2016. They also discussed global issues including the cooperation at the level of the UN and other international organizations.