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Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Ambassador of Egypt in SR Ihab Talaat Ahmed Nasr during welcome.

19 August

Minister Lajčák received Ambassador of Egypt on leaving office

Today (August 19, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák received Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ihab Ahmed Talaat Nasr on the occasion of his diplomatic mission in Slovakia ending.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Miroslav Šatan, a former hockey player during welcome.

19 August

Miroslav Šatan awarded Golden Plaque by Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák welcomed Slovak ice hockey star Miroslav Šatan at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (August 19, 2014). On the occasion of his approaching jubilee birthday, he presented the former ice hockey representative with the Golden Plaque for extraordinary international sport successes.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle under a bridge in central Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Source: ČTK/AP/Khalid Mohammed

14 August

Slovakia will help endangered civilians in northern Iraq

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák decided today (August 14, 2014) about providing humanitarian financial assistance to Iraq. Due to the ongoing ethnic, sectarian and religious violence perpetrated by the extremist group Islamic State on members of minorities in the region of Kurdistan, the number of dislocated persons is growing day-by-day and thus the humanitarian crisis is deepening.

Ilustračná fotografia/Illustration photo: ČTK

11 August

Lajčák sent a telegram of condolence to Iran regarding the fall of civilian airplane

Today (August 11, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák sent a telegram of condolence to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the civilian airplane crash.

Ilustračné foto/Illustration photo: ČTK

11 August

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic on the situation in northern Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic has been embittered and dismayed by receiving information on attacks of the armed militants of the so called Islamic State against the ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq.

Palestinian walks in front of destroyed buildings hit by an Israeli strike. Credit: ČTK/ZUMA/Yasser Qudih

5 August

Slovakia welcomes the announcement of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

Slovakia highly welcomes the announcement of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and commends all brokers of this deal, particularly Egypt. We strongly hope that all parties will use this opportunity to turn this ceasefire into a needed lasting one.

Následky zemetrasenia v Číne/Consequences of the earthquake in China. Foto/Photo: ČTK

4 August

Lajčák sent a telegram of condolence to China regarding the earthquake victims

Today (August 4, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák sent a telegram of condolence to Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, in relation to Sunday’s earthquake in Yunnan province.

  • Tretie tohtoročné zasadnutie Rady vlády Slovenskej republiky na podporu exportu a investícií

    20.8.2014 | Aktivity ministra

    Economic diplomacy and branding dominated the Export and Investment Promotion Council meeting

    Today (August 20, 2014), the third session this year of the Export and Investment Promotion Council of the Government of the Slovak Republic – an advisory, coordinating and initiative body of the Government of the Slovak Republic for state aid involving international trade-and-economic cooperation and the presentation of Slovakia abroad – primarily focused on promotion of export and foreign investment inflow – was held under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák.

  • State Secretary Peter Burian at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Photo: Council of the European Union

    14.8.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a Európska únia

    State Secretary P. Burian will attend extraordinary FAC meeting in Brussels

    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian will attend an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) taking place on Friday 15 August 2014 in Brussels.

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    11.8.2014 | Aktivity ministra | Oficiálna rozvojová pomoc | Palestína

    Slovakia will send humanitarian aid to Palestine

    In light of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing military operations, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák decided on providing humanitarian aid for Palestine.