Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who visited the United States at the end of last week, wrapped up his talks in Washington with representatives of the US administration and several members of Congress, the TASR newswire was told by Lajčák's spokesman Peter Stano on April 30. During his meeting with the members of congress, Lajčák discussed Slovak-American relations and a range of foreign-policy and security issues.
As part of his programme in the US capital, Lajčák gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University entitled “Central and Eastern Europe 20 Years after the Fall of Communism”. In his lecture, which was attended by around 100 people, the minister focused on transformation and integration processes that countries of the region have had to undergo, highlighting this as a key element in building today’s united Europe and focusing on Slovakia's “success story” in particular.
When meeting Lajčák, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg and Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon highly praised the development of the bilateral dialogue between Slovakia and the United States, in which the two have confirmed their interest in further deepening strategic relations at all levels.
Lajčák also had a meeting with senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council, Elisabeth Sherwood-Randall, who is a special advisor to US President Barack Obama.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. May 2010 at 14:00