President declares support for Slovak expatriates

PRESIDENT Ivan Gašparovič said that he was prepared to oversee the fulfilment of foreign Slovaks’ justified demands of their country, the news wire SITA wrote.

The president declared his support on July 2 for more than 100 participants in the standing conference the Slovak Republic and Slovak expatriates, held in Bratislava with the participation of Slovak expatriates from over 20 countries.

Representatives of the Slovak expatriates told President Gašparovič of what they see as the biggest problems for their communities. Topping the list is an unsatisfactory level of relations with the Slovak Republic.

They feel that their opinions are permanently treated as a marginal topic by relevant authorities of the Slovak Republic and the general public.

President Gašparovič expressed his support for setting up an Office for Slovak Expatriates and an amendment to the law on Slovak expatriates, which in his view ranks among the long-overlooked tasks of the executive branch and parliament.

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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