The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Seoul
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.
Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA SR), was on a working visit in the Republic of Korea on 15-18 March. The program of the visit included meetings by the State Secretary with his counterpart Cho Tae-yong, 1st Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and Hwang Jin Hom, Chairman of the National Defence Committee, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, and the President of the Korea-Slovakia Parliamentarians’ Friendship Association.
Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, officially opened the Korean-Slovak trade-and-investment forum in Busan today (November 26, 2013). At the meeting, the aim of which was to boost the economic and trade dimension of mutual relations, and there were around 50 Korean business entities and representatives of state administration and trade chambers of the Republic of Korea attending. In his opening remarks, Minister Lajčák emphasized that Slovakia has investments from more than 90 South Korean companies so far, making it sixth largest trade partner of Slovakia in 2012 with a total trade turnover of more than €5.5 billion.
Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic met with his counterpart Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se on the first day of his official visit to the Republic of Korea (November 25, 2013). They primarily discussed intensifying political dialogue and economic cooperation between Slovakia and Korea.
During his visit to the Republic of Korea, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian met with First Vice-Minister of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Kim Kyou-hyun.