Remarks With Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
July 25, 2012

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it’s wonderful to welcome the Foreign Minister of Slovakia here. He’s someone that I’ve worked with before and I’m happy to be working with again on a full range of issues that are of mutual concern to us both. I’m looking forward to a very broad discussion of a number of issues, both bilateral, as well as within Europe, and then of course global. But it’s very good to see you here again.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER LAJCAK: Thank you very much. Thank you, Secretary Clinton. Good afternoon. I’m very happy to be back in Washington, DC and to have the opportunity to meet with you and present the priorities and the challenges of the new Government of Slovakia, to speak about our bilateral relations, which are excellent, and to speak about many things we doing together to promote peace and democracy in the world, particularly in Afghanistan, in Tunisia, in the Balkans, in Eastern Europe. I’m looking forward to our visit.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Yes. It’s wonderful to see you.


SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, all, very much.

PRN: 2012/1212