No progress on visa

PRIME MINISTER Mikuláš Dzurinda's meeting with US President George Bush at the White House produced no concrete results. Although the president listened to Dzurinda's pitch to have the US administration cancel the visa requirement for Slovaks, Bush made no promises.

After the meeting, Dzurinda said that Slovaks had to be patient and realistic, the SME daily wrote. The only change to come out of the meeting was a prolongation of the work visa from one to three years.

The second topic of the meeting was the knowledge-based economy. Ten Slovak academics accompanied Dzurinda to the US to see how the US finances science and research, especially in the health care sector.

Bush and Dzurinda also discussed the situation in Iran, Iraq, and Belarus.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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