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  • 06.07.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov
    On 5 July 2019, František Ružička, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, made a working visit to Rome and the Vatican.
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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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    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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    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.
  • 06.07.2017
    | Aktivity ministra | |
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the Apostolic Nuncio designate of the Holy See to the Slovak Republic, Monsignor Giacomo Guido Ottonello, on the occasion of his assumption of office, today (6 July) in the premises of the diplomacy department. In the conversation the minister appreciated the personal engagement and professional approach by the departed Nuncio, Monsignor Mario Giordano, and expressed hope that the rich diplomatic experience of Ottonello will foster the ongoing development of the traditionally very good relations between the Slovak Republic and the Vatican. The new Apostolic Nuncio is an experienced diplomat who served for Vatican diplomatic missions in Pakistan, El Salvador, Lebanon, France, Spain, Poland, Panama and Ecuador.
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    11.05.2017
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák on 11 May received Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic and doyen of the diplomatic corps Monsignor Mario Giordana and presented him with the Minister's Golden Plaque at the end of his nine-year diplomatic mission to Slovakia. The minister highlighted the contribution of the Apostolic Nuncio to developing an excellent level and quality of relations between Slovakia and the Holy See. They agreed that there is an open and constructive dialog between Slovakia and the Holy See that includes regular visits and receptions at the top level, and that mutual cooperation is trouble free. "Your positive relation to Slovakia and Slovaks has been visible not only in your work within the general cooperation, but also in your positions and activities as doyen of the diplomatic corps," said Lajčák during the ceremony and awarded Monsignor Giordana with the Golden Plaque of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister for his contribution to building and developing the mutual relations.
  • 25.05.2016
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a OSN
    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.
  • 16.03.2016
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Bratislava (16 March) - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic Monsignor Mario Giordana in Bratislava today and evaluated Slovak-Vatican cooperation. They especially focused on finalizing preparations for the agreement on mutual recognition of education certificates, which should make mobility of university graduates of both contractual parties easier. Furthermore, Minister Lajčák appreciated the cooperation and the attitude of the Catholic Church vis-à-vis the migration crisis – notably in case of the relocation of 149 Assyrian refugees from Iraq to Slovakia.
  • 17.04.2015
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Bratislava (17 April) - Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Mario Giordana today. Both partners evaluated the outcomes of the talks between the Minister and Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary of the Holy See for Relations with States, during the recent official visit to the Vatican by Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic.
  • 06.03.2015
    | Aktivity ministra
    Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met with Mons. Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, in Bratislava on Thursday night (5 March), while he was in Bratislava for a meeting of legal experts of the European bishops’ conferences.
  • 21.11.2014
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic Monsignor Mario Giordana at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (November 21, 2014). Their talks revolved around current mutual relations between the Slovak Republic and the Holy See, with a special focus on preparations for signing the agreement on mutual recognition of education certificates. „I believe that our joint efforts will help us successfully wrap up the process involving expert discussions so that the new international agreement can be ready to sign,” stated the Minister Lajčák.
  • 27.02.2014
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (February 27, 2014) received Apostolic Nuncio to the Slovak Republic Monsignor Mario Giordana in order to evaluate the current status of mutual relations between the Slovak Republic and the Holy See.
  • 28.03.2013
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Peter Javorčík received today (March 28,2013) Ambassador-Designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta Ottokarl Florian Finsterwalder, on the occasion of presenting copies of his credentials.
  • 14.11.2012
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák has met today with Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the general audience today (November 14, 2012).
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    13.11.2012
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák has started his two-day official visit to the Holy See today (November 13, 2012) on the occasion of the upcoming 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Sts. Cyril and Methodius to our territory and the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.