Miroslav Lajcák

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Faculty of International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; Faculty of Law, Comenius University; College of International and Security Studies George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies. 1988-91, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. 1991-93, Embassy of Czechoslovakia, Moscow. 1993-94, Director, Cabinets of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic. 1994-98, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan. 1998-2001, Director, Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. 1999-2001, Assistant to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Balkans. 2001-05, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro), Republic of Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 2005, Head of the Permanent Secretariat for the Organization of the Summit of Presidents of the Russian Federation and USA. 2005-07, Director-General, Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2006, Personal Representative of the EU High Representative for Common and Security Policy to facilitate the referendum on the independence of Montenegro. 2007-09, High Representative/EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2009-10, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2010-12, Managing Director, Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service. 2012-16, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs. Since March 2016, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.