Slovak Foreign Minister Káčer Visits Vienna

PeopleOther ♦ Published: October 16, 2022; 22:12 ♦ (Vindobona)

Slovakia's new Foreign Minister Rastislav Káčer paid an inaugural visit to Vienna in one of his first official acts. The exchange with Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg focused on joint action in response to the Russian war on Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis, as well as the European integration of the Western Balkan states.

Slovak Foreign Minister Rastislav Kacer (l.) was received by Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (r.) in Vienna. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

At their first bilateral meeting, the two foreign ministers underlined the excellent relations between the two countries and stressed their intention to further expand cooperation in regional informal cooperation formats, such as the Central-5 or the Slavkov 3 format - in which Slovakia currently holds the chair. Both countries are facing the same challenges in many respects and it is…