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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák continued with the second day of his official visit to Kenya today (November 26, 2014) and met with President of the Republic of Kenya, the Minister of Defense, as well as representatives of the UN organizations seated in Nairobi. At the beginning of the day, the Minister met with representatives of Slovak and Kenyan non-governmental organizations, with whom he discussed the projects currently being carried out in Kenya, as well as prospects to put programs up and running.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák started his official visit to the Republic of Kenya today (November 25, 2014) meeting with Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed, and Speaker of Parliament Justin Muturi.
There is no development without security. Functional security institutions – protecting the territorial integrity of states and their inhabitants – contribute to the successful implementation of other reforms as well as international peace, stability and cooperation. Slovakia has been helpful in security sector reform (SSR) in many countries where we transfer our own SSR expertise.
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.
The mediation role of Egypt in the Near East Peace Process, political developments in Egypt and the related impact on the security situation in the country, as well as bilateral issues – focused on the missing elements of the contractual basis between the countries – dominated the talks between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and Ambassador designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Slovakia Amr Wafik El Henawy on the occasion of presenting copies of his credentials today (November 21, 2014).
In Bratislava today (November 20, 2014) – marking this week’s 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák presented Goodwill Envoy awards to Slovaks successful in spreading the good name of Slovakia abroad. Laureates of the 3rd year of this award are Andrea Rajňáková, a prominent expert in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy active in Singapore, Anton Zajac, co-founder and long-term executive director of the American IT firm ESET, and Netherlands-based Peter Biľak, a graphic and type designer – one the best-known in Europe in this field.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák left today (November 18, 2014) for Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he will meet with political leaders in Sarajevo and Banja Luka to discuss the post-election situation in the country and relay the messages and expectations of the EU agreed on in Brussels on Monday.
27.11.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Nórsko
State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Peter Javorčík received State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway Ingvild Naess Stub today (November 27, 2014). The meeting was dominated – along with bilateral relations – by the priorities of the new European Commission, the current European agenda and international issues including developments in Ukraine.
27.11.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | India
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian visited India on November 24-26, 2014. His visit included a working meeting with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of India Vijay Kumar Singh, during which they discussed current political and security issues involving regional and international developments, as well as the cooperation in the V4+ format, issues at the UN level and other international organizations. They also confirmed the mutual will to develop the cooperation within the parliamentary dimension, mutual military trainings and civilian exchanges. During the meeting, they also declared a joint will to assist the process of stabilization in Afghanistan in terms of security and education.
26.11.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Rakúsko
State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Peter Javorčík received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria Helfried Carl to Slovakia today (November 26, 2014).