The main item on the agenda of the short visit of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to Berlin was to speak at the international event, Strategic Challenges of the European Union in the Western Balkans Region in 2020. The chief Slovak diplomat delivered his remarks during the initial panel of the event in which the panellists exchanged their opinions on the main risks and challenges of the Common European Foreign Policy in the integration processes in the Western Balkans.
“The Royal Order of the Polar Star”: this is the name of the Sweden´s Royal Award that was presented to Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák by the Ambassador of Sweden Mikaela Kumlin Granit today (15 January 2020). The order was bestowed on the head of Slovak diplomacy by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
“Brazil is the most important economic partner of Slovakia in Latin America and also a significant investor, which is also attested to by activities of Brazilian companies in Spišská Nová Ves and Košice.” These were the words of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák today (14 January 2020) after he received the new Ambassador of Brazil to the Slovak Republic Ricardo Gradilone Neto on the occasion of the Ambassador’s presentation of copies of his credentials.
“A hundred years of friendship has created a strong and lasting tie between Slovakia and Japan, stated Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák at the opening ceremony of the cultural events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Slovak-Japanese diplomatic relations held at the Dvorana (Courtyard) of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic today (14 January 2020).
“We perceive positively the decision of Kazakhstan to establish a fully-fledged representation office in Slovakia,” stated Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák after he received the designated Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Slovak Republic Roman Vasilenko today (14 January 2020) on the occasion of the Ambassador’s presenting copies of his credentials.