Slovakia expresses sympathy, solidarity with the US

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Mikloš, filling in for a travelling PM Mikuláš Dzurinda as head of government, called a special meeting of the state defence council to condemn the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The following day he offered to open Slovak airspace to Nato overflights should the need arise.

Cabinet members said that Slovakia was prepared to offer whatever help it could to the US. Leaders of the Slovak muslim community also condemned the terrorist attacks, as did the opposition HZDS party.

The US embassy in Bratislava was closed following the attack, and as The Slovak Spectator went to press September 13 it was unclear when it would reopen.

Fixed-line telecoms monopoly Slovenské telekomunikácie (ST) announced it would offer free calls to the US from 14:00 Slovak time on September 13 through Sunday evening.

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