Vientiane, Laos (26 July) – The European Union’s interest in more strategic cooperation with Southeast Asian countries was conveyed to the participants of the ministerial meeting in Laos on behalf of the EU by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák. Minister Lajčák attended the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Vientiane under an appointment by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, who is represented by the country presiding over the Council of the EU at similar events. Minister Lajčák represented the EU during his stay in Laos at two ministerial events, namely he co-chaired the ASEAN-EU conference along with the Thai Foreign Minister, Don Pramudwinai, and on behalf of the EU he addressed the Regional ASEAN Forum attended by 17 regional partners that included countries such as the U.S.A., Russia, China, Japan, Canada and Australia.
European affairs ministers and state secretaries underlined the need to bring tangible improvements to the daily lives of EU citizens
Bratislava (25 July 2016) – An informal meeting of EU Member States' ministers and state secretaries responsible for European affairs took place on 24 and 25 July 2016.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, sent a letter of condolences to his German counterpart, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with regard to yesterday’s attack in Munich. In the telegram Minister Lajčák expressed strong indignation over the news about the attack that claimed the lives of nine innocent people and inflicted injuries to others.
Bratislava (22 June) – Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, received in Bratislava today the Ambassador of Belarus, Vladimir Serpikov, who is ending his diplomatic mission in Slovakia. Minister Lajčák appreciated his activities and noted that Ambassador Serpikov contributed to deepening Slovakia-Belarus cooperation in several areas.
Luanda (Angola, 21 July) – Slovakia and Angola will start writing a new, more intensive chapter of mutual relations. This was agreed by ministers of foreign affairs of both countries, Miroslav Lajčák and Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, during their talks in Luanda. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of SR, Miroslav Lajčák, visited the Angolan metropolis on Thursday and besides talks with his departmental counterpart he also held negotiations with Angolan Vice-President, Manuel Vicente.