PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and Speaker of Parliament Pavol Hrušovský signed a book of condolences for the late Austrian President Thomas Klestil at the Austrian Embassy in Bratislava on July 8, the state run news agency TASR wrote.
According to Hrušovský, Klestil played an important role in the process of EU enlargement. Dzurinda said that Slovakia would remember Klestil as its "great friend".
"He was significantly responsible for the excellent relations between our countries. He was a world-class politician, " Dzurinda stated.
Klestil died of a heart attack on July 6 at the age of 71.
Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič will attend the funeral in Vienna on July 10.
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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9. Jul 2004 at 9:57