Today (16 February 2019), in the framework of the 55th Year of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic took part in four discussion forums and the same number of bilateral meetings. The panel and interactive discussions focused on the current situation in Ukraine, primarily in the context of this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections, on security in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, and on the role that the European Union should play globally in the future. The discussions were specifically relevant in terms of the current chairmanship of the Slovak Republic in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Today (14 February 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, received Shri Vanlalhuma, the Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of India to Slovakia, on the occasion of the presentation of the ambassador’s credentials. The partners commented on the friendly nature of the bilateral relations between the two countries, discussed the prospects for their further development, and confirmed a high level of political dialogue, substantiated by last year’s working visit of India’s Foreign Minister M. J. Akbar in Slovakia.
“20 years have passed since Madeleine Albright, the then State Secretary, visited Slovakia. Since then we have come a long way. Today, we are allies and partners. The quality of our relations is incomparable.” These are the words that Miroslav Lajčák used to welcome his American counterpart Mike Pompeo at their joint press conference, during Pompeo’s historic first visit to Slovakia. Today (12 February 2019), at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the partners discussed the most relevant themes of international policy.
The two-day working visit of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák to Georgia in his position of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office continued today (11 February 2019) with meetings with the Head of Georgian diplomacy David Zalkaliani, State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, the Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, the Speaker of the Parliament Irakli Kobachidze and President Salome Zurabishvili. The meetings of the partners focused on the OSCE activities in Georgia and the current developments in the country and the region.
Today (10 February 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, began his two-day working visit to Georgia as the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).