Foreign relations of Slovakia
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Slovak Republic has been a member of European Union since 2004. Slovakia has been an active participant in U.S.- and NATO-led military actions. There is a joint Czech-Slovak peacekeeping force in Kosovo. After the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the United States, the government opened its airspace to coalition planes. In June 2002, Slovakia announced that they would send an engineering brigade to Afghanistan.
Slovak Republic is a member of the United Nations and participates in its specialized agencies. It is a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the OECD. It also is part of the Visegrad Four (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland), a forum for discussing areas of common concern. Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic entered into a Customs Union upon the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993, which facilitates a relatively free flow of goods and services. Slovak Republic maintains diplomatic relations with 134 countries, primarily through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are 44 embassies and 35 honorary consulates in Bratislava.
Liechtenstein claims restitution of land in Slovakia confiscated from its princely family in 1918 by the then newly established state of Czechoslovakia, the predecessor of the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Republic insists that the power to claim restitution does not go back before February 1948, when the Communists seized power. Slovakia and Liechtenstein established diplomatic relations on 9 December 2009.
Bilateral government, legal, technical and economic working group negotiations continued in 2006 between Slovakia and Hungary over Hungary's completion of its portion of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the Danube.
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|Country||Formal Relations Began||Notes|
|Albania||See Foreign relations of Albania and Albania-Slovakia relations
The multi-national Communist armed forces’ sole joint action was the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. All member countries, with the exception of the People's Republic of Albania and the Socialist Republic of Romania participated in the invasion. Albania formally withdrew form the Warsaw Pact in 1968 over the matter.
|Austria||See Foreign relations of Austria
|Belarus||See Foreign relations of Belarus|
|Croatia||See Foreign relations of Croatia|
|Czech Republic||See Czech Republic – Slovakia relations
Between 1918 and January 1, 1993, both countries were part of Czechoslovakia. Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 1, 1993. The Czech Republic has an embassy in Bratislava. Slovak Republic has an embassy in Prague and a consulate general in Brno.
|Denmark||1993||See Denmark – Slovakia relations|
|Estonia||See Foreign relations of Estonia|
|Finland||See Foreign relations of Finland|
|France||See Foreign relations of France|
|Germany||1993||See German-Slovak relations
Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1993 but previously had relations during World War II when Slovakia was a separate state. Germany has an embassy in Bratislava. Slovakia has an embassy in Berlin, an embassy branch in Bonn, a general consulate in Munich. Germany plays an important part in the Slovak economy as it is Slovakia's main trading partner.
|Hungary||1993||See Hungary–Slovakia relations
|Ireland||See Foreign relations of the Republic of Ireland|
|Malta||See Malta–Slovakia relations
Malta is represented in Slovakia through a non resident ambassador based in Valletta (in the Foreign Ministry). Slovakia is represented in Malta through its embassy in Rome (Italy) and an honorary consulate in Valletta.
|Netherlands||1993-01-01||See Foreign relations of the Netherlands
|Poland||1993||See Poland–Slovakia relations|
|Romania||1993-01-01||See Romania–Slovakia relations|
|Russia||1993-01-01||See Russia–Slovakia relations|
|Serbia||1993||See Serbia–Slovakia relations
|Ukraine||1993-01-01||See Slovakia–Ukraine relations
|United Kingdom||1993||See Foreign relations of Slovakia|
Rest of world
- Formal relations were started in 1994
- Armenia is represented in Slovakia through its embassy in Vienna (Austria).
- Slovakia is represented in Armenia through a non resident ambassador based in Bratislava (in the Foreign Ministry).
- Both countries are full members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and of the Council of Europe.
- Between February 24 and February 28, 2008, Slovak Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš, made an official visit to Armenia.
- Formal relations were started in 1993-01-01.
- Australia is represented in Slovakia through its embassy in Vienna (Austria).
- Slovakia has an embassy in Canberra and 2 honorary consulates (in Brisbane and Elsternwick).
- There are around 8,500 people of Slovak descent living in Australia.
- Australian Department of Foreign affairs and Trade about the relation with Slovakia
- Formal relations were started in 1993-01-01.
- Colombia is represented in Slovakia through its embassy in Vienna (Austria).
- Slovakia is represented in Colombia through its embassy in Brasilia (Brazil).
- Slovakia backed-up Colombia's entry into the OECD and was a key player in the ratification of the Colombia-European Union Free Trade Agreement.
Since August 1995 India has an embassy in Bratislava and Slovakia has an embassy in New Delhi. The Slovak Government welcomed and appreciated the opening of the Embassy of India, Bratislava (one of 32 resident missions) in August 1995, which was agreed during the former PM Moravcik's visit to India and considered it as a further indication of India's interest in enhancing relations with Slovakia.
- First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong and his Slovakian counterpart Peter Burian signed the Implementing Programme for Cooperation in the Fields of Culture Education Sport and Tourism between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on March 17.
- The Implementing Programme aims to facilitate cooperation between the ROK and Slovakia in the fields of culture education sport and tourism, including people-to-people and content exchanges It also encourages the two countries to participate in cultural and sport events hosted by the other country.
- This Implementing Programme is the first implementing programme signed since the ROK and Slovakia concluded the Agreement on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Education and Tourism in 2007. The Implementing Programme is expected to contribute to expanding bilateral exchanges and promoting friendly relations by encouraging the two countries to implement cooperation programs in culture, education, sport and tourism for the next three years.
- Formal relations were started in 1993-01-01
- The U.S. maintains an embassy in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
- List of diplomatic missions of Slovakia
- List of diplomatic missions in Slovakia
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Slovakia)
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Relations between Latvia and Slovakia are good and have a potential for development, Latvian Foreign Minister Indulis Berzins and his Slovak counterpart Eduard Kukan agreed in the talks in Riga today. Latvia and Slovakia have common foreign policy aims which facilitate bilateral relations and discussions. Berzins and Kukan agreed that both countries were interested in development of a political dialogue, cooperation between foreign and defence ministries, as well as...
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- Slovakia recognises the Armenian genocide.
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