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Syrian President´s visit precedes economic forum in Bratislava

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad will arrive in Slovakia on Wednesday, April 29 for a two-day official visit, Elena Bianchi of the Presidential Office's press department told TASR on Monday. The Syrian head of state will be accompanied by representatives of several ministries and important Syrian businesses. The Syrian couple will be welcomed in the Presidential Palace in Bratislava by Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife Silvia. During the first day of their stay in Bratislava the Syrian President will meet Slovakia's Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paška and Prime Minister Robert Fico and on the second day they will visit University Library, Bratislava Castle, and the Danubiana museum of modern art.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad will arrive in Slovakia on Wednesday, April 29 for a two-day official visit, Elena Bianchi of the Presidential Office's press department told TASR on Monday. The Syrian head of state will be accompanied by representatives of several ministries and important Syrian businesses.

The Syrian couple will be welcomed in the Presidential Palace in Bratislava by Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife Silvia. During the first day of their stay in Bratislava the Syrian President will meet Slovakia's Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paška and Prime Minister Robert Fico and on the second day they will visit University Library, Bratislava Castle, and the Danubiana museum of modern art.

As for more intensive bilateral contacts in the area of trade, economics and investment, they will be discussed at an economic forum to be held on April 30 in Bratislava. Business opportunities in Syria in the spheres of agricultural engineering, water resource management and the energy sector are possible for Slovak entrepreneurs, TASR was informed by the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) in connection with a trade forum that SARIO will co-organise with the Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber (SOPKK). TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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