Štátny tajomník L. Parízek na medzinárodnej konferencii OBSE k antisemitizmu v Ríme
State Secretary Parízek at OSCE International Conference on Anti-Semitism in Rome
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, today (29 January 2018) gave an address at the International Conference on the Responsibility of States, Institutions and Individuals in the Fight against Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Area, organized by the Italian OSCE Chairmanship.
The event, in which several high representatives of OSCE member and partnership countries, as well as the most important representatives of the Jewish organizations in the OSCE area actively participated, was opened by Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano together with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger. The common denominator of the addresses given at this event was to condemn the growing signs of anti-Semitism and religious hatred in Europe and worldwide. The participants agreed that anti-Semitism demonstrations have no place in modern society and it is necessary to do the outmost to eliminate them.
Parízek, as the Special Representative for the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship, pointed attention to the zero tolerance of Slovakia´s Government in preventing and combating anti-Semitism demonstrations. “We are obliged to remember innocent Holocaust victims and to recall for young generations the message of this dark part of the European history,” stated State Secretary Parízek. He also confirmed that the Slovak Republic will pay attention to this topic also within its OSCE Chairmanship in 2019. Before opening the conference, the heads of the participating delegations had an audience with the Holy Father Pope Francis who called for responsibility in the fight against all manifestations of anti-Semitism and hatred towards others, pointing to the responsibility of all of us in an active combat against the reasons for development of such manifestations.
At the end of the day, State Secretary Parízek opened the state reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of forming the Slovak Republic and establishing the diplomatic ties between Slovakia and Italy, organized by the Slovakia´s representation office in Rome.