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With the Vice President of El Salvador Óscar Ortiz.

24 July

Minister Lajčák in San Salvador speaks about democracy and sustainable development

San Salvador (24 July) – “Democracy is a fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development and should be its focal point,” stated Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at the Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies in San Salvador. Delegates from several dozen countries met in the capital city of El Salvador to discuss the interconnection of good governance and economic development in the context of accomplishing the global development goals.

With Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

20 July

EU Ministers debate Iran, Tunisia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brussels (20 July) – Almost throughout the day Monday European Foreign Affairs Ministers held negotiations on current foreign policy issues at their regular monthly Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. The Slovak Delegation was represented by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

Trhovisko v Khan Bani Saad po bombovom útoku 18. júla. zdroj: ČTK/AP/Karim Kadim. Credit: ČTK/AP/Karim Kadim.

20 July

Telegram of condolence to Baghdad

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák sent today (20 July) a telegram of condolence to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in relation to the bomb attack in the Iraqi province of Diyala last Saturday. I have learned with deep sadness and regret about the terrorist attack at the marketplace in the city of Khan Bani Saad north of Baghdad, leaving dozens of innocent people, including children, dead and many injured. This reprehensible terrorist act was committed when Iraqi people were celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The cynicism of terrorism knows no limits, did not hesitate to misuse and change moments devoted to thanks, harmony and solidarity into grieve, pain and suffering.

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17 July

Cultural and social presentation during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU

As part of the preparations of Slovakia for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák and Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic Marek Maďarič signed the Memorandum on Cooperation in Preparations of the Cultural and Social Presentation at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry in Bratislava today (17 July).

Minister Lajčák in Bratislava received the US diplomat Rudolph Perina

16 July

Minister Lajčák received the head of the US Embassy

Bratislava (16 July) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today in Bratislava received the US diplomat Rudolph Perina, who is temporarily charged with heading the US Embassy to Slovakia as charge d´affaires.

Minister Lajčák počas prejavu na plenárnom zasadnutí konferencie./Minister Lajčák gave an address at the conference plenary session.

14 July

Specific contribution of the Slovak Republic toward new global development aid

Addis Ababa – “The experience of Slovakia from its reforms in both public finance and taxes can also help developing countries,” stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák in his address at the UN intergovernmental conference on development aid funding in Addis Ababa today (14 July).

At the Addis Ababa conference on development funding.

13 July

Lajčák in Addis Ababa: Sustainable development possible only through stakeholder cooperation

Addis Ababa (13 July) – Sustainable development and transformation changes in the world will be effectively achieved only through the cooperation of the governmental and non-governmental sectors, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák, who co-chaired the international round table – with several dozen countries in attendance – on global partnership in providing development aid in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

  • State Secretary Igor Slobodník and Sang-Hoon Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea during welcome.

    22.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Bilateral relations and economic cooperation dominate the talks of Igor Slobodník and Korean Ambassador

    Today (22 July), State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Igor Slobodník received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Slovakia Park Sang-hoon. Their ongoing working dialogue predominantly focused on reinforcing Slovak-Korean bilateral relations – including further development of the existing and significant economic cooperation.

  • Štátny tajomník Igor Slobodník a veľvyslanec z Malajzie Dato´ Adnan Othman

    20.7.2015 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Enhancing Slovak-Malaysian cooperation

    Today (20 July), State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Igor Slobodník received designated Ambassador of Malaysia Dato Adnan Bin Othman (based in Vienna) to Slovakia on the occasion of presenting copies of his credentials. During the talks, State Secretary Slobodník appreciated that Slovak-Malaysian contacts have been enhanced in recent years, which is attested to by the repeat visits (2010 and 2014) of Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman to Slovakia. He also spoke about the official visit of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák this May, during which the double taxation prevention agreement was signed and the bilateral Slovak-Malaysian business forum was held.

  • Foto: ČTK/ZUMA/Charles Trainor Jr/credit: ČTK/ZUMA/Charles Trainor Jr.

    20.7.2015 | Aktivity ministerstva | Kuba | Spojené štáty

    Statement of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic on the restoring of US-Cuban diplomatic relations

    The Slovak Republic welcomes restoring of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Cuba and the mutual opening of their embassies in Havana and Washington.