Minister Lajčák holds discussion with George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, held discussions today (12 October 2018) with George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. They focused on the preparation and priorities for Slovakia’s upcoming OSCE Chairmanship in 2019, including the opportunities for closer cooperation with the Parliamentary part of this organization.
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, gave an address entitled "Respects to the noble-minded in diplomatic services" today (12 October 2018). He focused on the magical dates in our history ending with the number 8. In this regard he stated that although this list usually starts with 1918, the first prominent persons, the descendants of whom became the pillars of the future Slovak (or Czechoslovak) diplomacy, were formed in the times of the 1848 Revolution in the 19th century within the Slovak resistance movement. In this context Minister Lajčák recalled persons such as Milan Hodža, Vladimír Hurban, Štefan Osuský, Milan Rastislav Štefánik and others.
Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Yoshihiro Seki, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, today (11 October 2018).
Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, paid an official visit to Ireland today (10 October 2018). He spoke with Simon Coveney, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and also visited the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. “Meeting with you – local people and business leaders living in the border area – enabled me to feel your fears about Brexit and provided me with a more detailed picture of its possible negative impacts on your everyday lives,” stated the head of Slovak diplomacy.
Lukáš Parízek: The role of economic diplomacy is to provide support for Slovak businesses world-wide; but the discussion must start “at home”
“The role of economic diplomacy is to search for opportunities in the country in which it operates and at the same time to know the potential of Slovakia in production, services and innovations. We have many economic diplomats in the world, as well as best mechanisms for relationships and now we need to know where the opportunities for Slovak companies lie and what support they need,” stated Parízek.