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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Slovakia)

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Slovakia)

Slovak Republic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Slovakia and its diplomatic missions worldwide
Headquarters Hlboká cesta 2, Bratislava
Agency executives Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peter Burian and Peter Javorčík, State Secretaries
Juraj Siváček, Secretary General
Website .sk.govforeign

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Slovak: Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí) is responsible for maintaining the Slovak Republic's external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. The ministry's director is Miroslav Lajčák, who also acts as the country's Deputy Prime Minister and is a member of the Smer party.[1][2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Diplomacy 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

After the peaceful dissolution of the former Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia became an independent nation and has maintained official diplomatic relations with other nations since then.[2]

Diplomacy

The ministry oversees Slovakia's affairs with foreign entities, including bilateral relations with individual nations and its representation in international organizations, including the European Union, the United Nations, NATO and the OECD. The ministry also holds responsibility for matters related to international trade, the rights of its expatriates, monitoring human rights and crisis situations abroad, and the spread of information about Slovakia internationally.[3] The ministry is also involved in the affairs of the Visegrád Group (V4), a grouping of Central European states—Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland—established for the purpose of furthering the four nations' European integration.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minister-Curriculum Vitae". foreign.gov.sk. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Background Note: Slovakia". State.gov. The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ministry-Characteristics of the Activities". foreign.gov.sk. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Visegrad Group - V4". foreign.gov.sk. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

External links

  • Official Ministry website

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