Ambassador Miroslav Lajčák is a Slovak diplomat who was
Director-General for Political Affairs in the Slovak Ministry of Foreign
Affairs before becoming High Representative and EU Special
He has extensive experience in Southeastern Europe where, before his
current appointment, he was best known for his role as mediator and
personal representative of the EU High Representative for the Common
Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, in Montenegro in 2006. In this
capacity, he oversaw the Montenegrin referendum.
Between 2001 and 2005, Ambassador Lajčák was based in Belgrade as
Slovakia’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia
and Montenegro), Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of
From 1998 to 2001, he was chef de cabinet of Slovakia’s then
Foreign Minister, Eduard Kukan. And between 1999 and 2001, concurrently,
he was Special Assistant to Minister Kukan in his capacity as Special
Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Balkans.
Ambassador Lajčák was Slovakia’s Ambassador in Japan between 1994 and
And between 1993 and 1994, he was chef de cabinet of Slovakia’s
then Foreign Minister and later Prime Minister, Jozef Moravčík.
Between 1991 and 1993, Ambassador Lajčák was posted to Moscow where he
worked initially in the Embassy of Czechoslovakia and then, from 1 January
1993, in the Embassy of Slovakia after the peaceful split of
Ambassador Lajčák joined Czechoslovakia’s Foreign Ministry in 1988.
Ambassador Lajčák is a law graduate from the Commenius University in
Bratislava. He studied international relations at the State Institute of
International Relations in Moscow and is also a graduate of the George C.
Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Ambassador Lajčák is fluent in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian,
English, German and Russian.
Ambassador Lajčák is married with two daughters. He was born on 20
March 1963 in Poprad, Slovakia.