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Vystúpenie ministra zahraničných vecí SR Eduarda Kukana
Presentation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Eduard Kukan

Author(s): Eduard Kukan
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2001; foreign policy; Minister for Foreign Affairs; Eduard Kukan; presentation; government; NATO; EU;
Summary/Abstract: I really appreciate the opportunity to make a speech at this already traditional annual conference organised with great care by the Slovak Institute for International Studies in co-operation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. I would like to express my respect to the experts present as well as the actors directly involved in foreign policy of our country. I realise that the topic of the conference has been somehow narrowed compared with last year. But the prospects of Slovakia's integration are still the highest priority of the Slovak foreign policy this year, which is without doubt going to be the crucial year for them to come true. A more detailed analysis of current situation and of the integration prospects themselves is of course expected from various presenters, the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic who are responsible for the integration of our country, similarly as from others, who are so-to-say our play mates in the process of integration. From my position of the person responsible for the practical implementation of our country's foreign policy and diplomacy, I would rather like to talk about the outer circumstances of implementation the integration priorities of the Slovak foreign policy than its characteristics or evaluation.

  • Page Range: 21-24
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Slovak