Lajčák at the meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh: “The military action must go hand in hand with political process geared toward reconciliation”
At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a meeting of 68 members of the Global Coalition against Daesh was held today (22 March) in the US capital, Washington, D.C., where the Slovak Republic was represented by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák. The meeting focused on discussing further priorities of the Coalition in all five dimensions of its efforts so as to make use of the current situation when Daesh is under pressure and on the defensive in all fronts.
Parízek with MPs: “We are witnessing unprecedented changes of security environment to which it is necessary to react with revision of Security Strategy
Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, informed MPs of the National Council of the Slovak Republic today (22 March) on preparations for a strategic document – the new Security Strategy of the Slovak Republic.
The Visegrad Four is a grouping pragmatically promoting the interests of its members. Central Europe is nowadays – due to the EU membership, as well as the V4 activities – politically stable and prosperous, with the focus on protection of national and regional interests. This has been said by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in Vienna today (17 March) at the meeting with regional Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Sweden. Lajčák gave an address as a guest of honor at the meeting attended by the Swedish ambassadors active in the V4 countries, on the invitation of the Swedish Ambassador to the Slovak Republic (based in Vienna) Helen Eduards.
Lajčák with Ambassadors of EU member addresses the EU´s future and the expectations surrounding the Rome summit
The post-Brexit future of the EU, possible development scenarios as outlined by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as the expectations ahead of next week’s Rome summit, continuity of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU with regard to the Slovak Presidency were also addressed at the meeting of Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák with the heads of EU member state representation offices accredited in the Slovak Republic today (17 March). As well, priorities of Slovak foreign policy in the upcoming period including preparations for the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship were discussed.
Discussing the EU future and the security threats at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Developments in the European Union and current security threats were the main topics on the agenda of the 17th Annual Review Conference on Foreign and European Policy of the Slovak Republic in 2016 held at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic on Thursday (16 March). Minister Miroslav Lajčák described 2017 to be a breakthrough year when the future of Europe can be decided. In this context he went on to talk about increased tension, loss of respect, non-compliance with international law, power politics, as well as the increase of nationalism and extremism as threats currently. As he underlined, terrorism changes our everyday life and thinking, even though we do not want to openly admit it, putting democratic systems in some states under enormous pressure. According to the Minister, Slovakia appreciates that the European Commission contributed to the discussion and submitted the White Book with five scenarios for further development of the European Union. “This means that it is not a Bible or that we have to vote for one of these scenarios. It is clear that the result will be an intersection,” he said, adding that Slovakia wants to be at the core of integration and to adhere to the values of the European Union at all costs.