Igor Slobodník is State Secretary in Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Mr Igor Slobodník started his diplomatic career in 1992 in Prague, at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia as Private Secretary to the Minister. He occupied several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, as well as at the Ministry of Defence of Slovakia. In 1993, he became Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Slovakia in Denmark. In 1997, he was appointed Ambassador of Slovakia to the United Kingdom, later serving as Political Director at the Ministry of Defence. In 2004, he became the Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the North Atlantic Council. In 2008, he took the position of the Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2010 to 2015, Mr Slobodník served as Ambassador of Slovakia to the Federal Republic of Germany. In his current capacity as State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, Mr Slobodník is responsible for the security policy, external economic relations, development assistance, international organizations, the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Africa, Asia and Pacific as well as Americas.