Čaputová: I will not be silent when we act against EU and NATO interests

President received Slovakia's ambassadors from around the world in her palace.

President Zuzana Caputova received Slovak diplomats on July 3, 2019.President Zuzana Caputova received Slovak diplomats on July 3, 2019. (Source: TASR)

Slovakia and its diplomacy must be very clear in supporting values that make the country a reliable partner within the EU and NATO.

That was the message from the Foreign Ministry and from President Zuzana Čaputová to Slovakia's ambassadors from around the world upon meeting in Bratislava in early July.

"I want Slovakia to be perceived as a self-confident country with clearly defined values," President Čaputová told the diplomats in the Presidential Palace, as quoted by the TASR newswire. She stressed that she wanted the Slovak diplomacy to be respected and at high quality.

"I will not be silent when our values are disrespected, or when we will send chaotic signals from Slovakia, or when we will act against our interests as an EU and NATO member," the president said. She added that she expects the diplomats to do the same.

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