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President asks Mica to help cancel visas

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič asked US Congressman John L Mica to lobby for visa-free relations between Slovakia and the USA, presidential spokesman Marek Trubac said following a meeting between the officials, the TASR news wire reported.

Mica, who has Slovak roots, said the visa issue is a long-term one and could not give a specific date for the visa cancellation.

Among other things, Gašparovič and Mica discussed the impact of hurricane Katrina and the windstorm in the High Tatras from November 2004.

Republican party member Mica, who represents Florida in Congress, will also meet Slovak Premier Mikuláš Dzurinda and visit other Slovak regions besides Bratislava.

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