Foreign Minister is Also Charlie

“I am Charlie and we are all France,” wrote Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (12 January 2015) in the book of condolences in the premises of the Embassy of the French Republic in Bratislava.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak

In the presence of Ambassador Didier Lopinot, he paid tribute to the memory of the victims of last week’s tragedy at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France.

Minister Lajčák, who had expressed his condolences to the survivors as well as the French Republic in a telegram to his counterpart Laurent Fabius last week shortly after the attacks, once again strongly condemned the attack against freedom of speech and free media as well as radical, extremist acts.

The issue of combatting extremism, in the context of the French attacks, was also discussed by Minister Lajčák on Radio Slovakia’s Saturday Dialogues on 10 January.

Soutre: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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