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Bilaterálne vzťahy Slovenskej republiky v roku 2001
Bilateral Relations of the Slovak Republic in 2001

Author(s): Maroš Šefčovič
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2001; foreign policy; bilateral relations; EU; NATO; evaluation;
Summary/Abstract: The main determining factors of foreign political activities of the Slovak Republic in bilateral field are the integration ambition of the Slovak Republic, its geopolitical position in Central European region and the pro-export orientation of the Slovak economy. In 2001 the Slovak Republic aimed its bilateral effort mainly at universal development of relationship with the member and candidate states of the EU and NATO, as well as at deepening of co-operation with the neighbouring countries mainly with the partners from Visegrad group. In this connection we can state that last year we succeeded in reaching a high level of political dialogue with the key countries of Euro-Atlantic space what demonstrated itself also in intensity of meetings on level of highest constitutional representatives. Intensive political contacts proved the strengthened position of the Slovak Republic on international scene and the position of our state as one of the main candidates for membership in Euro-Atlantic integration structures. Bilateral relations of Slovakia with other countries of the world were last year also aimed mainly at commercial - economic sphere and at co-operation in international organisations.

  • Page Range: 91-112
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Slovak