Lajcak Talks Brexit on His Visit to Berlin

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Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (stock photo by TASR)

Berlin, June 27 (TASR) – Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Sunday evening spoke about Britain’s departure from the European Union in the context of Slovakia’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU, the ministry press department told TASR on Monday.

Lajcak and Steinmeier exchanged opinions on how the EU should approach a situation that has never happened before.

Lajcak emphasised that Brexit will be one of the dominant topics of Slovakia’s presidency, which is due to start on July 1. He added that in line with the Lisbon Treaty this process should be managed by EU-member states.

Slovakia’s chief of diplomacy pointed to his country’s experience with the splitting of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, when despite huge emotions, a responsible approach towards the negotiations prevailed. It’s essential to agree on good deals in favour of future relations between the actors concerned, noted Lajcak.

Afterwards, Steinmeier invited Lajcak to watch Sunday’s match between Slovakia and Germany at the 2016 European Football Championship. Slovakia lost the game 0:3.