Nato invites Slovakia to join

Slovakia received an invitation to join the Nato alliance along with six other post-communist countries yesterday, swelling Nato ranks from 19 to 26 by the time the new entrants are confirmed by member country parliaments in early 2004.

Slovak ambassador to the US Martina Butora compared the event to “one of those watershed moments in a person’s life, such as getting married or having your first child.”

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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