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Spanish king says relations with Slovakia have improved

During his meeting with Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič, Spanish King Juan Carlos I pointed to a positive change in the relationship between Spain and Slovakia. He said there has been notable progress since these two countries became allies and partners in the NATO and EU.

He highlighted the cooperation in culture, mainly contacts between Spanish and Slovak universities. Moreover, he was delighted to hear that the Spanish language is becoming more popular in Slovakia, with more than 1,200 pupils attending seven secondary bilingual schools.

The Spanish king said Slovakia and Spain share the same opinion on a wide range of international issues, as well as fighting against negative phenomena such as terrorism, crime, drugs trafficking and climate change.

Gašparovič thanked the Spanish king, who also visited Slovakia in 2002, for supporting Slovakia in its integration ambitions.

The president made a three-day official visit to Spain on October 22. He will also meet with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and representatives of both chambers of Spanish Parliament.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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