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Bush thankful for support in Iraq

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

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

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