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Vystúpenie ministra obrany SR Jozefa Stanka
Presentation of the Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic Jozef Stank

Author(s): Jozef Stank
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2001; foreign policy; Minister of Defence; Jozef Stank; presentation; armed forces; security; defense; NATO;
Summary/Abstract: I welcome this unique opportunity to take the floor in front of this both qualified and representative audience and to give a brief insight into some of interactivities of the Defence Department, which had an influence on formation of the Slovak Republic's position abroad last year. The Defence Department, as one of the decisive elements carrying out tasks of the Slovak security, political and integration efforts, was at the beginning of 2001 in a complicated personal, financial and legislative situation. A principal qualitative change of both style and dynamism of the work of the whole department became necessary. We can say the same about the necessity to intensify our integration efforts to win a qualitative turnover in decisive areas of preparation of both the Slovak Republic and its Armed Forces to join the Alliance. To translate the above-mentioned priorities into the Defence Department internal practice it was necessary to accelerate the creation and processing of strategic documents, to advance in the new defence legislature and mainly to prepare the basic reform of the Armed Forces.

  • Page Range: 25-28
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Slovak