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Minister Miroslav Lajčák during a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations.

17 December

Minister Lajčák: “Cooperation with non-governmental organizations brings specific results”

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met with representatives of non-governmental organizations cooperating with the diplomacy department in the premises of the ministry’s Palugyay palace in Bratislava on Wednesday (17 December 2014). Minister Lajčák, in organizing the event, has followed the tradition of New Year’s meetings with civil society representatives who are viewed by the diplomacy department as important partners in accomplishing its mission.

Minister Lajčák during talks with president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

16 December

Ukraine: Specific assistance from SR and V4 in reform process

“The Visegrad Four countries will assist Ukraine in implementing reforms the country needs in many specific areas which have been agreed on with our Ukrainian partners today,” announced Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in the conclusion of the joint visit by foreign ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries in Kiev.

Volunteers hold an injured boy at a hospital in northwest Pakistan. ČTK/imago stock&people/imago stock&people.

16 December

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic condemns the brutal attack on a school in Peshawar

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic strongly condemns the brutal attack of the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Pakistani city of Peshawar, which claimed dozens of lives, including children. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic conveys its sincere condolences to all families of the victims of this senseless act. Cowardly murderers of innocent children must be punished. We reaffirm our strong support to the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in their fight against terrorists and extremists seeking to destabilize the country.

Minister Lajčák with minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, Netherlands, Bert Koenders and Minister of foreign affairs of Denmark Martin Lidegaard.

15 December

FAC: EU ministers approve new approach to BiH and plans to combat extremists in Syria and Iraq

The situation in Syria, Iraq, and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Ukraine and Libya were the topics of discussions today (14 December 2014) by foreign ministers of the European member states at this year’s last meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, who was representing the Slovak Republic at the meeting, informed his colleagues about the Tuesday trip of ministers of the Visegrad Four to Kiev where they and their Ukrainian partners will discuss specific forms of support for implementation of the reforms needed by the country.

Kiev cityscape with Dnieper river.

15 December

Foreign Ministers of Visegrad Four in Kyiv

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák will arrive to Kyiv on Tuesday (December 16, 2014) heading a joint visit of Foreign Ministers of V4 to Ukraine.

With Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

11 December

Lajčák in Ankara: „The EU is important for Turkey and Turkey is of equal importance for the EU“

Further extending bilateral Slovak-Turkish relations, as well as increasing their quality, international policy issues with the focus on developments in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, the Western Balkans, as well as Euro-integration efforts of Turkey were pivotal topics of the official two-day visit (December 11-12, 2014) of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák to Turkey.

Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Fatmir Besi, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia for adoption.

10 December

Lajčák: “Macedonia must make maximum efforts toward reinforcing rule of law and maintaining dynamism of reforms”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák met with Fatmir Besimi, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry today (December 10, 2014). They discussed the current internal political situation in Macedonia, evaluated its EU- and NATO- accession processes and exchanged views on developments in the Western Balkans and the world at large. The visit of the Macedonian counterpart is taking place at an important time for Macedonia – especially in the context of implementing the recommendations contained in the European Commission progress report, as well as the discussion on EU enlargement.

  • State Secretary Peter Javorčík and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta Louis Grech.

    16.12.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

    Preparations for December Summit resonate at General Affairs Council

    Peter Javorčík, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, participated in the meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC) devoted to preparations for the European Council’s conclusions in Brussels today (16 December 2014).

  • P. Burian at the meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.

    16.12.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko v OECD

    State Secretary Burian in high-level meeting of OECD Development Assistance Committee

    Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, represented the Slovak Republic in a high-level meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), with financing for development cooperation being the main topic, in Paris, 15 December 2014.

  • Štátny tajomník P. Brusel na rokovaní./State Secretary P. Burian at the session.
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    12.12.2014 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

     

    Burian: “Without the public support, we will not meet the ambitious development goals”

    At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on development issues held in Brussels today (December 12, 2014), the Slovak Republic was represented by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian. The ministers for developing the EU member states focused on the direction of the post-2015 development policy.