Slovak Republic's Deputy Prime Minister reaffirms bilateral ties during visit to Singapore

Slovak Republic Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak. -- ST PHOTO: EDWARD TEO
Slovak Republic Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak. -- ST PHOTO: EDWARD TEO

SINGAPORE - Leaders of Singapore and Slovak Republic have reaffrimed the excellent bilateral ties between the two countries during a visit here by Slovak Republic's Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak.

Mr Lajcak, who is also Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, is visiting Singapore from Nov 2 to 4.

Mr Lajcak called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Nov 3.

He was hosted to breakfast by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan and lunch by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam.

Mr Lajcak is accompanied on the visit by Minister of Justice Tomas Borec and a business delegation.

Mr Lajcak and Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang co-officiated the Singapore-Slovak Business Forum, which was well-attended by business representatives from both countries.

During his meetings, Mr Lajcak and Singapore leaders reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries. They discussed possible areas of collaboration, and had an exchange of views on regional developments in Europe and Asia.

Mr Lajcak also reiterated the Slovak Republic's support for the expeditious ratification of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the statement said.