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Dzurinda: August 1968 an important era in Slovak history

SLOVAKIA remembered its 37th anniversary since the occupation of the former Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces on August 21, 1968, the news wire TASR reported.

Speaking on the occasion of the occupation, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said that Slovaks’ natural resistance to totalitarianism prepares Slovakia its new role as a reliable, active partner in the modern democratic world.

According to Dzurinda, Slovakia now protects freedom and creates conditions for peaceful co-existence and economic growth.

"Slovakia is actively helping those who call for freedom and democracy, just like the [Czechoslovak Socialist Republic] did in those times," he said.

Compiled by Marta Durainová from press reports
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