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New foreign minister meets Bratislava diplomats

Slovakia's new foreign minister, Miroslav Lajčák, spent Wednesday, February 11, meeting foreign diplomats posted to Slovakia, the Foreign Ministry reported.

Slovakia's new foreign minister, Miroslav Lajčák, spent Wednesday, February 11, meeting foreign diplomats posted to Slovakia, the Foreign Ministry reported.

It was Lajčák’s first meeting with the Bratislava diplomatic community since he was appointed on January 26

Lajčák confirmed that Slovakia’s foreign policy priorities remain unaltered and are based on Slovakia's membership in the European Union and NATO, the TASR newswire wrote.

He also stressed that his top priority at the moment is to help stave off the adverse effects of the economic crisis. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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