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16 September

Statement of the MFEA SR on the AA/DCFTA ratification between the EU and Ukraine

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the ratification of the Agreement on the political association and the economic integration between the European Union and Ukraine in the Ukrainian and the European parliament. The ratification is a cornerstone for Ukrainian rapprochement to the European Union.

Minister M. Lajčák met with former President of Iran Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

16 September

Lajčák met with former Iranian President Rafsanjani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák wrapped up his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran today (September 16, 2014) with a meeting with former President of Iran Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is currently chairing the Expediency Discernment Council.

Minister M. Lajčák with his counterpart  Mohammad Javad Zarif.

15 September

Lajčák: “Slovakia endorses reaching Iranian Nuclear Program agreement”

At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, is paying an official visit to Iran. Within the program today (September 15, 2014), he talked with Zarif as well as President Hassan Rouhani, and met with Allaedin Bourojerdi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security.

Family photo.

12 September

Lajčák: “Ukraine looks toward reforms; Slovakia is ready to help with its expertise”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák wrapped up his visit to Ukraine today (September 12, 2014). After talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Pavel Klimkin and Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko yesterday, he was received by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and on the sidelines of the Yalta Conference he also met with President of the Republic Petro Poroshenko. In the talks Minister Lajčák accentuated the fact that the Slovak Government wants to see Ukraine as a stable, democratic and prosperous country.

Rokovanie ministra Lajčáka s rezortným partnerom Pavlom Klimkinom./Minister Lajčák holding talks with his counterpart Foreign Affairs Minister Pavel Klimkin.

11 September

Lajčák: “We have an understanding of the complicated situation in Ukraine”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák continued his visit to Ukraine – holding talks with his counterpart Foreign Affairs Minister Pavel Klimkin in Kiev today (September 11, 2014).

MInister Lajčák with Transcarpathian Regional Council Chairman Ivan Balogh

10 September

Lajčák: “We are interested not only in the developments in eastern Ukraine but also in the Transcarpathian Region”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák arrived for his three-day visit to Ukraine. Yesterday evening and today (September 10-11, 2014), he held talks with Transcarpathian Regional Council Chairman Ivan Balogh and met with representatives of the Slovak national minority and the academic community.

Ilustračné foto/Illustration photo: ČTK/AP/Abbas Dulleh

10 September

Slovakia will send financial humanitarian aid to fight Ebola

Today (September 10, 2014), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák signed the documentation enabling the provision of financial humanitarian aid to West Africa in relation to the fight against the Ebola epidemic, which has already claimed more than 1,800 lives in its latest wave, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – while the number of afflicted people is twice that number.

  • State secretary Peter Burian

    12.9.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Sudán

    State Secretary Burian received chargé d´affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan

    State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Peter Burian today (September 12, 2014) received chargé d´affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan (seated in Vienna) Kamal M. Khair.

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    9.9.2014 | Ľudské práva

    Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and Racial Violence

    Slovakia commemorates September 9 as Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and Racial Violence as it marks the day in 1941 that regulations vis-à-vis the legal position of Jews by the Government of the wartime Slovak State were adopted. This Jewish Code represented the beginning of the persecution of Jews in Slovakia during WWII.

  • P. Javorčík prijal francúzskeho veľvyslanca Didiera Lopinota./State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Javorčík received Ambassador of the Republic of France to Slovakia Didier Lopinot.

    9.9.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Javorčík received French Ambassador Didier Lopinot

    State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Javorčík received Ambassador of the Republic of France to Slovakia Didier Lopinot today (September 9, 2014). Their talks mainly revolved around the adoption of the EU’s sanctions against Russia in relation to current developments in Ukraine.