EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and regional issues; Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Miroslav Lajčák has held numerous significant positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as other governmental institutions. In 1993, he became Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, later Director of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic. In 1994, he was appointed Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Japan, later he served as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro), Republic of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia. In 2005 – 2006, he was chosen to be Personal Representative of the EU High Representative for CFSP Javier Solana to facilitate the Montenegrin dialogue. Since 2007, Mr Lajčák worked as High Representative of International Community and EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzogovina and in January 2009 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. He held this position until June 2010. By the end of 2010, he was appointed Managing Director Russia, Eastern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans in the European External Action Service. In 2012, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and re-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.