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Traditional welcome for American president

ON THEIR arrival in Slovakia President Bush and his wife received a traditional Slovak welcome, the news wire TASR reported. They were presented with a loaf of bread and salt, symbolizing the hospitality of the Slovak people.

The three highest Slovak constitutional officials - President Ivan Gašparovič, Speaker of the Parliament Pavol Hrušovský, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and their wives as well as the Slovak ambassador to the US, Rastislav Kačer and his wife, extended their welcomes to George and Laura Bush.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also attended the welcoming ceremony.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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