The foreign Minister of Slovakia, Ivan Korcok, announced on Wednesday the opening of the Slovak Institute in Jerusalem on Sept. 1.
“Slovakia is deepening relations with #Israel,” Korcok wrote on Twitter. He added that Slovakia continues to support the resumption of peace talks to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid responded, also via Twitter, saying “your important decision” to open the institute “is a symbol of your friendship and it will serve to strengthen the relations between our countries.”
Slovakia 🇸🇰 is deepening relations with #Israel by opening the Slovak Institute in #Jerusalem on September 1, 2021. #Slovakia continues to support the resumption of Middle East Peace Process & 2-state solution in line w/ international law.
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— Ivan Korcok (@IvanKorcok) July 14, 2021
Slovakia and Israel signed a $180 million defense deal in January for the purchase of 17 radar systems produced by Israel Aerospace Industries.