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Reader feedback: Proud of Slovakia

Re: We're on the map!, Volume 11, Number 7, February 21 - 27, 2005

The fact that Slovakia is "on the map" should be a cause for celebration throughout the country. Slovakia has come a long way from when I first worked in Bratislava in 1996 with the Military Contact Team for the transition to NATO.

As an American Slovak, I am personally very proud that my president and President Putin are having this summit in Slovakia. Some two million Americans can trace their heritage back to Slovakia and I hope that America will take note of the Slovak Republic and our mutual ties of solidarity, friendship, and respect.

I am today more proud than ever to be a Slovak American and am happy to see that little Slovakia and the great Slovak people are receiving, finally, recognition on the world's stage!

Whether or not you like President Bush, thanks to him, Americans today are realizing that Slovakia actually exists and Slovaks are our friends, allies and strategic partners.

Richard,
New Orleans, USAs

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