Lajčák in New York: “We must try to engage the private sector in UN activities in sustainable development”
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák started his program in New York today (18 July) when he participated in and gave an address at high-level event on financing sustainable development, organized by incumbent President the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson. This has been the Minister´s first working visit in his official function of the President-elect of the 72nd UN General Assembly, unanimously elected on 31 May this year.
Lajčák at FAC: “International community must apply a reasonable combination of pressure and dialog vis-à-vis North Korea regime”
Priorities of the EU Global Strategy implementation in the next period, developments in Libya and DPRK and the EU cooperation with international organizations in solving the uncontrolled migration via the Central Mediterranean Route were the main topics on the agenda of the session of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels today (17 July). The Slovak Republic was represented by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák.
The official visit of the Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák continued its second day today (14 July) with his reception by Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People's Republic of China, and talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi. The discussion with his counterpart Wang Yi was dominated by the key topics of the three UN agenda pillars, including the efforts for reform processes and evaluation of bilateral relations. “I´m a convinced promotor of the idea of multilateralism. Global challenges call for joint efforts in the quest for answers, which means we need platforms for exchanging views and forming common positions, such as the UN.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák arrived today (13 July) for an official visit to the People´s Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Government. The visit is being held in the wake of the election of Lajčák to the function of President of the upcoming 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. At the beginning, the Minister met in Beijing with State Councilor of the Chinese Government for foreign affairs and former foreign affairs minister Yang Jiechi, who is responsible for forming the Chinese foreign policy, and the right-hand man of President Xi Jinping for foreign policy.
Our relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) experience extraordinary dynamics and a renaissance after re-opening of the Slovak representation office in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2013. “I could hardly think of any other country with which we have done so much in such a short time," stated Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák after the meeting with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, today (12 July). This has been the first visit at this level since the independent Slovak Republic was formed.