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  • 06.02.2020
    | SR v medzinárodných organizáciách
    Following the invitation of the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, an inauguration event of the International Religious Freedom Alliance took place in Washington on February 5, 2020. Slovakia was represented by the country’s Ambassador to the United States, Ivan Korčok.
  • 09.01.2020
    Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the adoption on January 8, 2020, by the U.S. Senate of a resolution (S.Res. 343) commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, as well as anniversaries of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and independent Slovak Republic in 1993.
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    24.10.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia |
    During his working visit in Washington, D.C., on October 22nd, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák officially opened an exhibit dedicated to the Velvet Revolution.
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    22.10.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    During his working visit to the USA, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák yesterday (21 October 2019) held talks with several representatives of the US and international government and non-government sectors. The core issues included the current OSCE Chairmanship as well as the developments in the Western Balkans, Brexit, trans-Atlantic cooperation, and the situation in the Middle and Near East. The chief Slovak diplomat considers the current situation in Syria to be very dangerous with the potential to destabilize the region. He also expressed his disappointment over the failure to convince some EU partners to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. The weariness from the enlargement, visible in some European countries, could feel demotivating for the region. Therefore, he considers it to be important that this attitude not discourage these states from pursuing their further EU integration progress.
  • 08.10.2019
    | Aktivity veľvyslancov | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia |
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange in the Slovak Republic, a reception took place at the residence of the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States on October 1, 2019.
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    23.09.2019
    | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a V4 |
    On Monday (23 September 2019) State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry František Ružička attended a conference of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) think-tank, entitled Transatlantic Anniversaries: Legacies and Unfinished Business.
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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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    17.06.2019
    | Kultúrna diplomacia | Kultúrna prezentácia | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí |
    On June 13, as a part of V4 Film Festival, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic screened the film “Dubček” by Laco Halama.
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    16.05.2019
    | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí | Slovensko a Európska únia |
    On May 11 – in the week the so-called Europe Day – The Embassy of Slovakia in Washington D.C. hosted the EU Open House, an annual public event of European embassies coordinated by the Delegation of the EU in Washington D.C.
  • 03.05.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák talked with Philip Reeker, US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, in Washington today (3 May 2019). The partners talked about the further development of bilateral relations and emphasized the importance of the visit of the Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to the White House, which follows up on the recent negotiations of both heads of diplomacy first in Washington and then in Bratislava. This creates a new impetus for deepening the cooperation in many areas.
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    03.05.2019
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    At an official wreath-laying ceremony, the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic P. Pellegrini paid tribute to the U.S. military victims at the Arlington National Cemetery by the Tomb of an unknown soldier.
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    02.05.2019
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    On May 2 – in the framework of his working visit in Washington D.C. – the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he commemorated the victims of the holocaust through a minute of silence and the lightening of a candle in the Hall of Remembrance.
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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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    04.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Slovensko a NATO | Slovensko a V4 |
    During his working visit to Washington, D.C., Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (4 April 2019) attended a session of the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. In his address, the head of Slovak diplomacy emphasized the general irreplaceability of the Alliance in the system of transatlantic security, as well as its special meaning for the defense of the Slovak Republic. The ceremonial atmosphere of the event was also underlined by the 15th (in case of Slovakia) or 20th anniversary of NATO membership for several countries.
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    04.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE |
    Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, yesterday (3 April 2019) on the second day of his working visit to the USA, gave an address in Washington as one of the keynote speakers at the conference entitled " NATO at 70: Commemorating the Past. Preparing for the Future”, organized by the renowned think-tank, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Alliance. The Minister stated that NATO was formed as a result of the developments in Europe after World War II. In this regard he quoted the former American President Harry Truman, who said that if the Alliance had already existed before 1914, two world wars that the world experienced in the 20th century could have been avoided. The head of Slovak diplomacy recalled that today three NATO member states are permanent members of the Security Council of the Organization of the United Nations (UN) and most of the countries in the Alliance are also in the European Union.
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    03.04.2019
    | Aktivity ministra |
    By laying wreaths at the tomb of Štefan Osuský in Washington yesterday (2 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, launched his working visit to the United States of America, thus paying respect to the 130th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Slovak diplomat (born 31 March 1889). The event was also attended by representatives of the Slovak American Society of Washington DC and Friends of Slovakia. The memorial had been renovated by the Slovak Embassy in the USA in cooperation with the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, the Slovak American Society of Washington DC, and the French Embassy in the USA on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of Osuský in 1998.