11. 10. 2018 14:22
Slovakia is aware that Ireland will perceive the consequences of Brexit most significantly of all the EU member states, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák stated at an official visit to Ireland on Wednesday. During his visit, Lajčák also went to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, where he spoke with the locals. Also his meeting with Simon Coveney, Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, was dominated by the topic of Brexit. Both ministers agreed that the outcome of the Brexit talks should be an agreement that does not undermine the integrity of the single market, while maintaining an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as the basic principle of the peace process. According to unofficial statistics, there are around 30,000 Slovaks living in Ireland.