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Romanian president to join Gašparovič at SNP commemoration
28 Aug 2013 Flash News
Romanian President Traian Basescu will arrive for an official two-day visit to Slovakia on August 28. The visit is timed to include President Basescu's participation in the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) celebrations planned for August 29 in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen.
Romania, whose World War II history somewhat mirrors Slovakia's, participated substantially in the liberating of Slovakia during WWII and Basescu, along with Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič, will make a speech at the 69th commemoration of the SNP in Banská Bystrica (the centre of SNP was in mountains of central Slovakia). In Zvolen, both presidents will visit the military cemetery, where more than 10,000 Romanian soldiers are buried, the TASR newswire wrote August 27.
The plenary session of the two leaders will focus on bilateral relations, the European agenda and regional development. Basescu will also meet with the Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška and at the end of his visit will unveil a monument to the Romanian liberation army in Banská Bystrica.
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