Minister zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR Miroslav Lajčák prijal dnes (16. augusta) na osobitných stretnutiach veľvyslancov Indie a Slovinska pri príležitosti ukončenia ich diplomatických misií na Slovensku. Na stretnutí s indickým veľvyslancom Paramom Jit Mannom minister označil vzťahy s Indiou za priateľské, bezproblémové, bez otvorených otázok, ktoré by bránili ďalšiemu rozvoju, a poďakoval sa veľvyslancovi za osobný prínos k ich rozvoju. „Úloha Indie v globálnom meradle neustále rastie. Sme radi, že môžeme vzájomne spolupracovať nielen na bilaterálnej báze, ale aj v medzinárodnom meradle, okrem iného aj na pôde medzinárodných organizácií, vrátane OSN,“ povedal M. Lajčák, na budúci týždeň navštívi Indiu v kapacite nadchádzajúceho predsedu 72. zasadnutia VZ OSN.
Germany has been our key political, economic and trade partner for decades. Yet, we can see space for more intensive and deeper cooperation especially at the time when, within the EU, we will be jointly considering actions for improvement of the quality of the European model in several key areas. For that reason, it is in our interests to establish a system for periodic political and expert consultations and mutual coordination between the countries. This was said today (4 August) by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs SR, Miroslav Lajčák, in Wolfsburg at a meeting with the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel.
The time has come for reform of the United Nations counter-terrorism architecture that should stand in the first line in combatting terrorism. Its role is to set relevant standards and international institutional frameworks for cooperation with regional organizations and other partners. This was said by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, in Bratislava today (27 July) in his meeting with the newly appointed UN Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov. The partners acknowledged that terrorism and violent extremism pose a global security threat. In this regard Lajčák expressed his full support for initiatives and activities to fight against terrorism and expressed his readiness to cooperate with the newly-created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office during the forthcoming 72nd UN GA.
Minister Lajčák in Vienna: “Answers to challenges require a joint European approach rather than attempts for individual solutions”
The United Nations should be more visible and successful in conflicts than it is right now. Conflict prevention and mediation of existing disputes must hence be a priority for the UN operation in the forthcoming period. We just have to move ahead in this regard. This was said by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, at today’s (26 July) informal meeting with officials from various organizations and institutions resident in Vienna that was organized by the UN Under-Secretary-General, Serge Brammertz.
An evaluation of the overall security situation in Europe with special emphasis on the theme of common security and foreign policy, the priorities of the forthcoming 72nd UN General Assembly with regard to the election of Miroslav Lajčák as the next president of this body and cooperation between the United Nations and the EU were the central themes of today’s (26 July) meeting between Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, and the Managing Director of the European External Action Service (EEAS) for Europe and Central Asia, Thomas Mayr Harting, in the premises of the diplomacy department.