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Weiser full of praise for Slovakia

EX-US ambassador Ronald Weiser left Slovakia December 19 after a three-year stint in Bratislava.

Before leaving, he said that he believed Slovakia had made great strides during his term, according to the daily SME.

"You joined NATO, and the EU, and large foreign investments started arriving in the country," said Weiser. He described Slovakia as "the best place for foreign investments in Europe", a message he communicated to big US investors throughout his term.

Weiser added that Slovakia has become one the US's closest allies, a relationship that will be reflected in changes in the US visa regime towards Slovaks. He said Slovaks would no longer need a visa to go to the US.

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