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Bush thanks Dzurinda for Slovak support in Iraq

THE WHITE House on April 19 thanked Slovakia for its "support and determination in establishing peace and democracy in Iraq", through a letter from US President George W Bush to Slovak Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, the news wire TASR wrote.

The President singled out the strength and courage of Slovak troops in Iraq.

"Our common effort to strengthen security is continuing and prevailing... but there is still a lot to do," wrote Bush.

The letter also emphasised the importance of preparations for the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqi administration and said that the United Nations should play an active role in this process.

Slovakia is supporting the US-led coalition in Iraq with a unit of 100 people, mainly engineers performing mine-clearing operations.

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

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