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Slovakia for new NATO peace partners

FOREIGN Minister Eduard Kukan said that Slovakia supported the inclusion of Serbia and Montenegro in NATO's Partnership for Peace programme, according to the private news agency SITA.

Following a meeting with his counterpart in Serbia and Montenegro, Vuk Draskovic, Kukan said that the state also had to fulfill its obligations toward the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.

Draskovic said that the EU and NATO were in the future of his country, and that obligations towards The Hague were a duty.

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