Bratislava (29 September) - Minister Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Danka Savić, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Slovak Republic, resident in Prague, whose mission will soon end, for a farewell reception in Bratislava today. The minister highlighted the excellent relations between Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on this occasion. Common cultural projects, tourism and student exchanges rank among the important attributes joining the citizens of our countries. Minister Lajčák appreciated the progress accomplished by BiH on its European way and reminded that supporting the EU enlargement policy is one of the priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. For that reason as well the minister expressed his pleasure over the past week’s adoption of conclusions by the EU’s General Affairs Council (GAC) in which it requested the Commission’s opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s application for EU membership.
Bratislava (29 September) – Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received the copies of credentials from the new Ambassador of Greece, Maria Louisa Marinakis. Minister Lajčák noted during the discussion with the Ambassador that she is starting her mission in Slovakia at a busy time, amidst the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and when Slovakia-Greece relations are experiencing high contact intensity. Minister Lajčák informed Ambassador Marinakis about the most recent events under the Slovak Presidency that were held in Bratislava and emphasized that Slovakia’s key principle for the Presidency activities is maintaining and strengthening European unity that, according to him, has to be present also in addressing the migrant crisis, the major challenge that the EU is now facing.
Bratislava (28 September) – Slovakia has a new ambassador as of today. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of the “Good Idea Slovakia” brand to the currently most prominent Slovak athlete, Peter Sagan, in the building of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). “In today’s open and interconnected world, where Peter’s unbelievable achievements are watched live by millions of people, this young man does a fantastic promotion for his homeland. I want Peter to know that at home, in Slovakia, we perceive and appreciate it all very intensively. Who else than Peter Sagan should stand at the cradle of a tradition and become the first ever laureate of the honorary title of Ambassador of the Slovakia brand?” stated Minister Lajčák in his address preceding the presentation of the award. The project of awarding the honorary title of Ambassador of the “Good Idea Slovakia” brand is a component of the continuing process of developing the country’s branding. Its aim is to reward outstanding persons or entities and use their potential for Slovakia’s promotion domestically as well as spontaneously representing the Slovak brand abroad. The project is organized by the Creative Department communication agency as the developer of Slovakia’s new branding.
Bratislava (27 September) – UN peace operations and Slovakia’s engagement in them were discussed by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, in his meeting with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, in Bratislava on Monday.
Bratislava (27 September) - Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák received the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Bleicker, in Bratislava on Tuesday.