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Foreign Relations of Slovakia

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.

International disputes

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein claims restitution of land in Slovakia confiscated from its princely family in 1918[1] 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.[2]

Hungary

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.[3]

Illicit drug trafficking

Transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe, producer of synthetic drugs for regional market.[3]

Bilateral relations

Americas

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Belize 1994

Slovakia is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Mexico City.[4]

 Canada
 Colombia 1 January 1993
  • Formal relations were started in 1993-01-01.
  • Colombia is represented in Slovakia through its embassy in Vienna (Austria).[5]
  • 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.[5]
 Dominica

Slovakia is represented in Dominica through its embassy in Havana.[4][6]

 Mexico 1 January 1993 See Mexico-Slovakia relations

In November 2017, Slovak President Andrej Kiska paid an official visit to Mexico.[7]

  • Mexico is accredited to Slovakia from its embassy in Vienna, Austria and maintains an honorary consulate in Bratislava.[8]
  • Slovakia has an embassy in Mexico City.[9]
 United States 1 January 1993


Asia/Pacific

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia 1994
 Australia 1 January 1993
 India August 1995 See India-Slovakia relations

Since August 1995 India has an embassy in Bratislava and Slovakia has an embassy in New Delhi.[15] 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.[16]

 Israel 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1993. Israel has an embassy in Bratislava.[17] Slovakia has an embassy in Tel Aviv.[18] See also History of the Jews in Slovakia.

 South Korea
  • First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong and his Slovak 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 Republic of Korea 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 Republic of Korea 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.[19]


Europe

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Albania

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.[20]

 Austria
 Bulgaria 1 January 1993
 Cyprus
 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
 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.

 Greece 1 January 1993
 Hungary 1993 See Hungary-Slovakia relations
 Latvia
  • Both countries established direct diplomatic relations on January 1, 1993. Latvia is represented in Slovakia through its embassy in Vienna (Austria). Slovakia has an embassy in Riga. Both countries are full members of NATO and of the European Union. Latvian Foreign Minister Indulis Berzins and his Slovak counterpart Eduard Kukan met in Riga in 2000.[31]
 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 1 January 199
 Poland 1993 See Poland-Slovakia relations
  • Poland has an embassy in Bratislava.[33]
  • Slovakia has an embassy in Warsaw and a general consulate in Kraków.[34]
  • Both countries are full members of NATO and of the European Union.
  • Both countries share 539 km of common borders.[35]
 Romania 1 January 1993 See Romania-Slovakia relations
 Russia 1 January 1993 See Russia-Slovakia relations
 Serbia 1993 See Serbia-Slovakia relations; also see Slovakia's reaction to the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence
 Ukraine 1 January 1993 See Slovakia-Ukraine relations
 United Kingdom 1993

See also

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