Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, attended the session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels today (11 November 2019). On the program there was the agenda that was postponed to the current session from the October Council session in Luxembourg.
“The fall of the Berlin Wall is a symbol of freedom, democracy and unification in Germany and all of Europe. At present mutual dialogue and understanding are more and more important not only among states but also in every society. This anniversary is therefore not only a monument to our past but also represents a strong message for our future,” stated the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall today (9 November 2019).
The continuation of the integration and reform processes in the Western-Balkan region in the context of EU development – this was the main theme of the next round of the Strategic Dialogue of the World Economic Forum on the Western Balkans, which was attended by Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, on 7-8 November 2019, in Geneva.
Today (November 7, 2019), Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, delivered his remarks at the second year of the conference “The Slovak National Interest,” organized by the Mafra Publishing House. The chief Slovak diplomat was part of a panel focussing on the success stories that Slovakia has achieved since the Velvet Revolution. In this panel, speakers, such as the Prime Minister, Peter Pellegrini, the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Vazil Hudák and the ex-Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, also debated the challenges which the country has been facing. Miroslav Lajčák highlighted that Slovakia’s accession to the European Union and NATO were historic moments for our country. Today, they constitute fundamental pillars for our security and prosperity and serve as a value compass. In this regard, he recalled that the Slovak Republic has gone a very long way forward from the complicated times back in the nineties all the way to the very heart of the European Union. Over the past three years Slovakia has presided over all relevant organisations, which it is a member of. “I am personally convinced that today there is no better model for us than membership in the European Union,” stated Minister Lajčák. He also said that he’s been aware of the room for improvement that this prestigious club of European nations has had.
Lajčák Receives OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Together with Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the Conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference
The current developments and prospects for conflict solving in the Nagorno-Karabakh region - these were the topics of the meeting of Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, which was held in Bratislava today (6 November 2019). Igor Popov on behalf of the Russian Federation, Stéphan Visconti on behalf of France and Andrew Schofer from the USA arrived in Bratislava. They were also accompanied by Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference.