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Political relations

Regarded in Slovak history through the favourable prism of General Stefanik, tragic hero of Czechoslovak independence, and the participation of French combatants, escaped prisoners from Poland, in the national uprising in 1944, France was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Slovakia after the proclamation of its independence on 1 January 1993.

The French President received Slovakia’s Prime Minister in Paris on 2 October 2007. This meeting confirmed the continuity of the European choices of the country and the global convergence between the two countries on many community subjects. On this occasion, French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed the entry into a strategic partnership that has been signed in Paris by the French President and the Slovak Prime Minister on September 17, 2008.

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the death of General Stefanik, Jean-Marie Bockel, Secretary of State for Defence, visited Bratislava 4 May 2009.

Updated on 02.06.10


  • Africa – Terrorism – Meeting of the African Union (02.09.14)

    France welcomes the meeting on September 2 in Nairobi that the African Union Peace and Security Council devoted to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa, under the chairmanship of Idriss Déby, President of the Republic of Chad, in which it participated.

  • Ebola epidemic – Sending of French healthcare reinforcements to Guinea (04.09.14)

    In response to the appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO), Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights, are scaling up France’s assistance in the fight against the Ebola epidemic by sending a contingent of healthcare and medical experts to Guinea.

  • Golan Heights – Kidnapping of blue helmets (29.08.14)

    France condemns the detention by armed groups of 43 Fijian blue helmets deployed within the framework of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights (UNDOF), as well as the surrounding of Filipino blue helmets.

  • Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (28-30.04.14)

    The 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States took place from April 28 to 30 in Mérida, Mexico. It marked the 20th anniversary of this regional organization of which France has been an associate member since it was established in 1994.

  • Presidency of the African Union in 2014 (30.01.14)

    France warmly congratulates Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his election as chairman of the African Union in 2014. It expresses its full trust in the new chairman and wishes him every success in carrying out his mandate.



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