PORTUGAL’S president and his wife arrived in Slovakia on Thursday, September 4, for a two-day official visit. President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and Maria Cavaco Silva visited Slovakia at the invitation of Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič. They were due to meet Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška and Prime Minister Robert Fico and to discuss topics including Slovak-Portuguese relations, opportunities for enhanced economic cooperation and current European issues. The Portuguese president’s agenda also included a business seminar with both presidents attending.
The Portuguese President also opened an exhibition of contemporary Portuguese art in Bratislava. President Gašparovič, along with his wife Silvia, hosted a dinner for their Portuguese guests. They also attended a concert at the Slovak Philharmonics of the Portuguese fado singer Mariza Nunez. On Friday, the Portuguese President was due to launch the first Portuguese-Slovak dictionary at the Embassy of the Portuguese Republic in Bratislava.
8. Sep 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports