Today (24 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic arrived in the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of the State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. In Beijing he is going to speak at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum. The Chief of Slovak diplomacy began his working agenda by meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Both ministers expressed their interest in the further enhancement of bilateral cooperation and more intense contacts between the Slovak Republic and the People’s Republic of China in the political, economic and commercial areas. “Slovakia supports initiatives where it is possible to use its geographic location and transit potential,” concluded Miroslav Lajčák in this regard. He added that Bratislava is ready to make the dialogue with Beijing more intense with a focus on the set goals regarding our mutual relations, including the area of education.
On 24 April 2019, at a conference held on the premises of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, OECD experts evaluated the Slovak system of development cooperation. Slovakia has responded by introducing the Mid-term Strategy of Development Cooperation until 2023. Early in the day, the Ministry’s State Secretary Lukáš Parízek received Jorge Moreira da Silva, director of the OECD Development Cooperation Directorate. The 2018 Peer Review provided by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) is the first comprehensive assessment of Slovakia since 2013, when the country became a member of the Committee.
V Bratislave sa dnes (18. apríla 2019) z iniciatívy slovenského predsedníctva vo Vyšehradskej štvorke uskutočnilo pracovné stretnutie ministrov zahraničných vecí krajín V4 a Francúzska. Šéfovia diplomacií krajín V4 vyjadrili francúzskemu partnerovi solidaritu v súvislosti s rozsiahlym požiarom klenotu svetového, európskeho duchovného a kultúrneho dedičstva katedrály Notre - Dame v Paríži.
Today (17 April 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic received the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Lin Lin.
The regional conference on countering terrorism organized by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe is being held on 17 and 18 April 2019 in the Turkmen metropolis of Ashgabat. The conference was opened by the State Secretary of the MZVEZ SR and Special Representative for the Slovak Chairmanship in the OSCE Lukáš Parízek.