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Austrian President Heinz Fischer will visit Bratislava on Friday

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič will discus Slovak-Austrian ties with hisAustrian counterpart, Heinz Fischer, on May 16. Fischer will pay a visit to Bratislava with his wife Margit, the SITA newswire wrote. The heads of states will meet on the Twin City Liner catamaran, by which the Austrian President will arrive. Modern river transport has significantly contributed to the higher rate of trade and tourism between the two countries. Austria is one of Slovakia's most important trade partners and the third biggest investor in Slovakia. Mutual trade has gradually grown over the past five years. The presidents will also tackle current European and global issues, mainly in relation to the recent ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in Slovakia. The energy sector is a priority for both countries, as Slovakia is pursuing EU ambitions to create a common energy market. Austria's experience with the use of renewable resources is of interest to Slovakia. SITA

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič will discus Slovak-Austrian ties with his
Austrian counterpart, Heinz Fischer, on May 16. Fischer will pay a visit to Bratislava with his wife Margit, the SITA newswire wrote. The heads of states will meet on the Twin City Liner catamaran, by which the Austrian President will arrive. Modern river transport has significantly contributed to the higher rate of trade and tourism between the two countries. Austria is one of Slovakia's most important trade partners and the third biggest investor in Slovakia. Mutual trade has gradually grown over the past five years. The presidents will also tackle current European and global issues, mainly in relation to the recent ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in Slovakia. The energy sector is a priority for both countries, as Slovakia is pursuing EU ambitions to create a common energy market. Austria's experience with the use of renewable resources is of interest to Slovakia. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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