The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Slovak: Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí) is responsible for maintaining the Slovak Republic's external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. The ministry's director is Ivan Korčok."Minister-Curriculum Vitae". mzv.sk. Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
|Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí|
|Jurisdiction||Slovakia and its diplomatic missions worldwide|
|Headquarters||Hlboká cesta 2, Bratislava|
After the peaceful dissolution of the former Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia became an independent nation and has maintained official diplomatic relations with other nations since then. Between 2009-2010 and 2012-2020, Miroslav Lajčák has been the foreign minister.
The ministry oversees Slovakia's affairs with foreign entities, including bilateral relations with individual nations and its representation in international organizations, including the European Union, the United Nations, NATO and the OECD. The ministry also holds responsibility for matters related to international trade, the rights of its expatriates, monitoring human rights and crisis situations abroad, and the spread of information about Slovakia internationally. The ministry is also involved in the affairs of the Visegrád Group (V4), a grouping of Central European states—Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland—established for the purpose of furthering the four nations' European integration.
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