Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák met with Vienna-based Iranian Ambassador to Slovakia Hassan Tajik on Wednesday, July 3 in Bratislava to discuss the case of the eight Slovak paragliders who have been detained in Iran and face charges of espionage.
Lajčák urged the Iranian Ambassador to help the Slovak Consul in Tehran get in touch with the apprehended Slovaks without delay. "I expect to see a constructive approach from the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Iran – just as it was with the case before – that could help resolve this case as well," stressed Lajčák for the TASR newswire, referring to Matej Valúch, a Slovak who earlier this year was arrested and charged with spying for the CIA. The minister and the Ambassador also discussed spheres of as-of-yet unused potential to deepen bilateral relations between Slovakia and Iran.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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