On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Slovakia joining the Council of Europe and also the 20th anniversary of the membership of the Slovak Republic in the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the 53rd joint meeting of CEB bodies was held today (15 June) in Bratislava.
Addressing the security needs of Jewish communities was the focus of an event co-organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, the Jewish Community of Bratislava/Slovakia and the Museum of Jewish Culture, on 14 June 2018. The event brought together Slovak law-enforcement and Jewish community representatives, as well as officials from other relevant Ministries and NGOs, to raise awareness on issues related to ensuring security for Jewish communities. Discussions focused on co-operation between law-enforcement agencies and Jewish communities in Slovakia and the challenges, opportunities and recommendations for such co-operation in the future.
Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, met today (13 June) at the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry with Christophe Léonzi, Ambassador of France, to talk about current European topics to be tabled during the June European Council in Brussels (28-29 June). They highlighted migration as a topic dividing the European Union and that resolution to it is necessary to come as soon as possible.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the outcome of the meeting between American and North Korean leaders in Singapore
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomed the outcome of the summit of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 12 June. We consider the first-ever meeting of a US President with a North Korean leader to be an essential step following the inter-Korean summit on 27 April, which resulted in the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, adopted due to the efforts made by Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea. Slovakia perceives the joint declaration signed by the two leaders at the end of the Singapore summit to represent a good basis for the process to continue leading to a lasting peace in the Korean peninsula. We also highlight the importance of consistently meeting the promises and adopting concrete measures for a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea and removal of weapons of mass destruction and their carriers. With this purpose in mind we will further promote the respective resolutions of the UN Security Council and reinforce international cooperation along with the peace talks.
“Slovakia will continue in its engagement and share its expertise from the accession process with the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries as the vision of EU membership remains the core propeller of positive changes in the countries with EU integration ambitions,” stated Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, at the annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Split. The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional grouping geared towards political, economic and cultural cooperation, with the aim to support the process of transformation and EU integration.