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Long wait for visas

SLOVAKS will most probably have to wait a long time for the waiver of the visa requirement by the US, according to the daily SME.

Most probably, US President George Bush will announce in Bratislava a list of demands that could finally lead to the cancellation of the visa requirement, once they are met.

The issue was discussed during a Brussels meeting between Foreign Affairs Ministers Eduard Kukan and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Rice said it is one of the most sensitive issues for the US.

To cancel the visa requirement, the American Congress requires maximum of three percent of refused applications, a criterion that has so far only met by Slovenia.

Slovakia several times exceeds this limit, Kukan said.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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