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Gašparovič to meet Bush during visit to U.S.

President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife are due to start their official visit to the U.S. on October 7, it was announced the day before.

President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife are due to start their official visit to the U.S. on October 7, it was announced the day before.

Gašparovič will be accompanied by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš and Culture Minister Marek Maďarič.

Kubiš said that this won't just be a courtesy visit. The president will thank President George W. Bush for his co-operation during his term in office and the two heads of state will also discuss further co-operation between Slovakia and the U.S.

Meanwhile, Kaliňák is to meet with Homeland Security Secretary Michael B. Chertoff to sign a bilateral agreement on the intensification of co-operation in fighting crime. This treaty is one of the two (the other being an agreement on exchanging information on suspected terrorists) that Slovakia has to sign in order to introduce a visa-free regime with the U.S.

The Slovak delegation will also pay its respect to the victims of 9/11 victims by laying a wreath at a monument near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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